When life gets overwhelming

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Sometimes, life just gets overwhelming. As a mother, wife, sister, daughter, entrepreneur, writer/author, and woman, I’ve had to face a lot of things in the last few months. This has impacted on how I manage my business while doing life. I had to take a step back from marketing and promoting my business because I didn’t have the energy to do everything I normally do.

I had to focus in on what matters most as my world felt like it was falling apart. I won’t go into the details of all the things that have been going on, but will say that there was stuff going on in most areas of my life.

I’m an outgoing person and fairly transparent with my emotions and with what’s going on in my life. I’m good at keeping other people’s secrets, but tend to blab about what I am going through. But over the last few months, I could only share my pain and tears with a couple of my closest friends. I felt heart broken and bereft. I couldn’t email the people who have subscribed to my email list. I couldn’t post on social media. I kept a very low profile.

I even took my two children to Hawaii – their first overseas adventure – and didn’t mention it once on Facebook. That shows the depth of my internalisation. While I was away in Hawaii, the kids and I did a lot of relaxing (more than planned due to me catching a virus on the plane). I was able to take time out. Read books. Relax by the pool while the kids played. Swim in the ocean with wild dolphins and turtles.

I knew even as I was going through the multitude of things, that life would get better, that it was okay to cry and mourn. I trusted that this was something I would get through. And, thankfully, I was right. I feel like I have come out of a dark tunnel.

If you are going through a dark time, I hope that you feel loved and supported. If things are going well for you right now, may you be blessed with more of what you have.

 

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