I know that Covid has had a hugely horrible effect on the world and wider community. However, my life has been changed for the better. I live in a state where everything was shut down straight away. The borders are closed. We don’t have any active cases in our state. The government provided monetary support … More Changing through covid
The girls and I have been “social distancing’ for over three weeks now. The girls have been ‘studying’ from home, and I have been working from home. We can’t seem to get into a flow of work though. I’m working and they are in and out of my office all day. Or I hear them … More Social Distancing and Parenting – How do we do this again?
Looking back at the last few months, I’ve learned a lot about myself, including my inability to ask for help, and to receive help. It all stems back to my childhood. I would ask for help, and it would turn into ridicule, told to fuck off, beatings etc. So I am fiercely independent. I’m raising … More Practice asking for help
I had a huge realisation over the last few weeks about toxic positivity. I can’t stand having to be positive when I’m working through things. I can’t cope with the imbalance of negative and positive emotions. How are you supposed to feel joy when you are struggling to feed your family? How are you supposed … More Toxic positivity and goal setting
Who would have thought this is how the year would start? 2020 was supposed to be the year for fresh starts and positive vibes. However, the universe decided to give us the worst of the worst. So far this year we’ve had the floods and bush fires. Now the virus. I am lucky it hasn’t … More Self-isolation with two teenage girls
The last few months have been STRESSFUL! An understatement. On an individual level and globally. On big thing I’ve realised is that I can’t positive think my way out of stressful situations. I’ve just got to ride the wave of the feelings – stress, anxiety and fear, and come out the other end of it … More Stress – ride the wave 🙂
The last time I wrote about being in survival mode. It took two weeks for me to recover but I still have some brain fog. Last week I joined the gym and am going to one class a week. I’m happy with that as a starting point. I’m looking at all of the stressors in … More Keep on keeping on
For the last two months I have been in survival mode. It escalated fairly quickly and I had the worst of it around two weeks ago. I’ve put blocks and boundaries in place, and sought the support of professionals, parenting group and friends. Being in survival mode has helped me to keep me and the … More Survival mode . . . You were useful but now not needed
I’ve gone quiet since my last post. I was having a pretty hard time and I didn’t feel like I had someone to talk to, so I vented on my blog. Thank you to the people who commented on my blog, and for holding space for me. It means a lot! Since my last blog, … More Getting there . . .
My 15 year old daughter has barely got of bed all week. Yesterday she told me she wanted to die. 15 year old brains are something else. I feel like I’m failing. I’m not nailing this parenting thing at the moment. Today, I’m going to force her out of the house to help me with … More This week is tough