How Did I Get Here?

I think I can, I think I can, I know I can…

Well, I KNOW how I got here but how did I get here? I mean, how did I get to the place where I am today?

Sometimes, I feel my life is getting away from me. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in feeling this way. Life tends to really hit you full in the face around my age (forties) I guess. Parents are aging. Many of my friends’ parents are passing away. Two of my FAVORITE uncles (Dad’s brothers) passed away almost back-to-back just last year. It REALLY hurt and I’m still dealing with it emotionally. It made me think about my parents who are not in the best health.

My mother underwent surgery the latter part of last year. She was supposed to be home and well into her recuperation within six weeks. Well, life has a funny way of putting a MAJOR crimp in your plans sometimes. It has been five and half months and my mother is STILL in a rehab/nursing facility. For a while, we thought she might not make it. I shed many tears and spent many hours praying. To say that it has been difficult is an understatement.

I am raising my four-year-old great nephew due to circumstances I do not feel comfortable sharing. HE, however, is a SHINING LIGHT in my light. But raising a child definitely WAS NOT in my plans, especially when I had reached my forties and was childless. He is a bright, intelligent child FULL of energy – the kind of energy that keeps him from sitting still for one moment. Many days, I am just TIRED. Some of this, I know, is due to ignoring my health.

So you see what I mean? I have so many people and responsibilities pulling at me from so many different directions. The past four to five years have REALLY¬†been kind of stressful and wrought with all sorts of challenges, including my own illnesses. I’m still trying to find a way to adjust this new life. BUT I have come to realize that one of the best ways to deal with my life is taking care of myself, and THAT means making sure I’m as healthy as possible.

I’m saying all this to say, well, I STILL don’t know how I got here, but at least I can laugh, smile, and move forward. Anyway, I invite you to share your own life experiences, whether you’re 25 or 85, I’d love to hear about your life and how you’re staying healthy in our demanding world.

So, how did YOU get here? Feel free to leave me a comment below…

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