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Balance? Has anyone found it yet?

What a month of September!

Anyone like me, looking forward for school to start back up and for there to be some designated routine?
Anyone successful? 
I have not been yet..

August was my second full month in my business, it's one of the slowest in the industry. I have made some unbelievable connections, and more importantly some amazing friendships. I was looking forward for some regular routine, but then that ship got derailed.
The hurricane came in and rattled everything for a moment.

So what do you do?
You go with the flow. You have to stay flexible and always in check. We want to always try to bring ourselves back to balance when we feel the world spinning around.

Then come mid- late September. My best friend got married up in Connecticut. It's been well over a year since I made it back home, and I couldn't be more trilled to spend this time spoiling my bestie with all the love and attention she deserves.
A week before I leave, my father has to have another surgery. This is now the 6th or 7th surgery on this one leg- complication after complication. Now I'm glad that I am already on my way home- however I didn't think this was going to be part of the trip- and I wasn't prepared.
It had been a while since I have seen anyone in the hospital, and I can't even remember when I was in the ICU. I flashed back like I was a little girl, walking into the nursing home to see my grandmother. My dad, laying in the bed, knocked out from all the medicine. The room was dark, he was so pale, and completely out of it. I lost it. Although this wasn't his first surgery, it was the first one I have seen him after. That wasn't the image I'm use to. I am daddy's princess, and he is always big and strong in my eyes. The first couple days he was so out of it he didn't even realize we were there, and it was worrying me so much, but by day 3 he did a 360.
We walked in and the windows were open, there was light in the room, he had color back to his skin, he was sitting up, and he could hold a conversation! Thank God!
Unfortunately, he still had a bad infection and he had to stay for another day, but I was so relieved. 

The trip was only going to get more emotional.
I mean it was the week before my period- so I cry at anything, but what a roller coaster of emotions for this week.

Thankfully it took a turn.
The wedding was beautiful. I couldn't have been more happy to be standing up there with my friend while she married her best friend.
It was magical, and of course, I'm a crying mess.
It was probably one of the best weddings I went to. I was able to meet her matron of honor, who I am so blessed to call my friend now, and the 3 of us danced the night away.

I have never had my calves hurt more after a night of dancing! It was amazing.

The last big part of the trip that wasn't planned: the Big E!
This is the biggest fair in the Northeast, maybe even in the country. It goes on for 3 weeks, and it has so much food and things to do it is pretty unbelievable. I can't even remember the last time that I went there.
Ben has never been, and since we both quit cigarettes, we can put down some serious food. I was so glad that we could drag my mom one night while my dad was still in the hospital because she has been an amazing selfless caregiver, she deserved a night out too.

What a trip..
What a month of September... and in days it'll be October, and there are already big things planned for that month.

Remember, there are so many things in life that we can plan, but many more that we can't. We have to be ready to handle all the things that come our way.
If anyone is a control freak, I am not, but we have to understand that there are so many things that are outside of our control. The only thing we can do is control our reaction and have faith.
It isn't how I would have liked to start my trip, but I was able to have more time with my parents than I usually ever do, which was the blessing. My dad came home while I was home, and now is doing so much better. I got to go to the fair, and most importantly see my friend get married.
Keep looking at your blessings and being grateful for what you have, and the negative things will start to slip away.

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