All posts tagged: anxiety

Peaceful success

I was drawn in by this tree during my walk this afternoon and it was sparkling right into my soul. In a strange disconnected way it helped me connect my thoughts and string the following words together. Usually, I shop every fortnight and today is my shopping weekend. As such, I was supposed to go to the market early then to Aldi and then to Woolworths. Laundry was supposed to have been done and hung out to make the most of the beautiful sunshine and I was supposed to be generally organised. However none of these have happened today because I’m exhausted. I slept in and had breakfast almost at noon today. I let the kids watch morning TV and make their own breakfast. We left laundry piled up on the floor and have now gone for a walk to the park. I took a couple of pens and my sketchbook and we followed the long scenic route during our walk. No I haven’t done my menu or shopping list and yes I will do …

Taking the day off from any expectations

I’m my harshest critic and my most merciless slave driver. I know I’m doing a good job but maybe it’s the solo parent’s resident thorn in the flesh – I can only see all I’m not doing well, my failings, how I might be f***ing my kids life and future up. So to control everything, I don’t let myself stop working and when I do I get …