What’s Important?

We are a whole month into this new normal. It’s been such an emotional rollercoaster.

At first I felt lost, worthless and in this weird funk. I still feel these from time to time, but just recently I had this moment that I’ll give God credit for.

I realized that this new normal isn’t forever. And it hit me in a way I didn’t think possible.

Sadness hit me, not happiness.

It sounds crazy right?!

The first few weeks of quarantine I wanted nothing but my 5 jobs back. I wanted to be a busy bee and get out of the house. I wanted to feel like I was contributing to our household. I felt trapped in this house and wanted nothing more than to go be around other people.

And then I realized that this is how we should be living life. Slow and with our families.

This new normal is a beautiful thing.

I took many things for granted before this.

Helping Rae with homework was something I never had to really do before. Watching her learn is such a blessing.

Watching Mia and Rae play together and use their imaginations makes me smile. They have gotten along so well during all this. We should all be more like our children and embrace the this new normal with joy, happiness and imagination. It would make everything more enjoyable.

Having my husband working from home at first was weird. We hadn’t spent a whole lot of time together before this virus took over, because we both worked multiple jobs. But now the thought of him going back to the office eventually makes me sad. I love having him home everyday. Being stuck in the house together has made our relationship sweeter.

There are parts of our old normal that I miss.. but it turns out I can live without. Material things no longer matter like they did before.

I do miss my clients and can’t wait to get back to doing hair when the time comes. Such amazing hair is going to happen when this is all over.

It’s safe to say that I’ve been reevaluating. I don’t want to leave this quarantine and go back to being stressed out with too many jobs and not enough time in the day. I don’t want to stretch myself so thin that I have nothing left to give. This new normal has taught me what’s important. Family comes first.

No one knows when this will all be over. I know things have to go back to what they were at some point. But in the meantime, embrace this new normal with all you got. Do not let this all end and wish you would have spent less time complaining and more time loving.

Hug your kiddos.

Love your spouses.

Be silly and laugh a lot.

Make memories and enjoy everyday.

XOXO

Kari

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