Tomorrow is the last day of May. Dang, 2023 has been a lot.
And that's coming after 2020 - 2022 (pandemic)
and 2016 - 2019 (selling my children's house, going to school, moving out of state, & divorce),
which followed 2012 - 2015 (infertility and failed treatments).
My challenges of 2023 have included major relationship stress (which we've worked through, yay!), school stress (which is positive stress but still stressful), and training for pediatrics.
Whatever you have and have had on your plate, I bet you are tired too.
I think it's productivity and processing overload.
I think I am burning out, but I also think I've changed massively.
This pediatrics coverage that I'm training for and will be providing feels so different from any other time I've worked with kids. On the surface, I know I don't have the energy I used to have. I know I don't have the same kind of enthusiasm. I also know I'm tired of kids on screens and other people's parenting. (Just being honest!!)
But today I realized that I have different things to offer now. I went to work at the nursing home. I was excited to drive there and grateful to be there. I connected with several different people in ways that were meaningful to both of us.
I've changed, and my gifts have changed.
And I'm very, very tired. 😂😂
This past Memorial Day Weekend feels like a reset of some sort. The past is behind me; the future is ahead of me. I mean, that's always the case...But I can get stuck in the past and anxious about the future, and that's not what this is.
I did nothing this weekend. No school, no work, no cleaning, no projects. Just lots of rest. Watched some tv. Sewed a tiny bit. I will honor where I am, follow through with my commitments, and say no to everything else for the rest of the year.