This past year has been a whirlwind of excitement, new experiences, struggles, and adjustment. It has been a little over a year since I’ve written for the blog or written much at all. A little over a year ago we moved to a new city. A little over a year ago I was still pregnant with our now 8 month old baby boy. A little over a year ago I started a job that took the joy out of counseling and prioritized money over people.
Life has been crazy. I am now a new mom. I have changed jobs. I am still settling into a new city and making new friends. I am working on building up my support system. I am trying to find myself again in the chaos of working mom life. This past year I have felt joy in ways I’ve never felt before and darkness in ways I’ve never before been willing to acknowledge.
Recently I have felt a longing to return to writing and return to this blog in particular. Self Care is something that I need in my life right now. Ensuring my cup is full so I can pour back out to others has not been a priority. I’ve experienced burnout at work and burnout at home. I’ve changed jobs to work with an agency whose values I believe in and continue to struggle. At home I’m concerned about how to accomplish everything in what seems like not enough time while constantly second guessing my decisions.
I’ve become fed up with experiencing self doubt, depression and feeling overwhelmed. I have decided to take some action by starting up things that once inspired me to take better care of myself. Those things include this blog, attending counseling and prioritizing time with God. I’m hopeful that by focusing on these things I’ll be able to be more present in moments with my family, more present in my work with children and families and more present in quiet moments with God and myself. I’m hopeful peace and joy will be restored in my daily life.
Thank you for being here and thanks for reading 🙂 Upcoming posts will focus on my daily life as a mom, as a counselor, as a wife, as a follower of Jesus and how I’m learning to care for myself in this season.
The Self Care Lady