I was teaching an online blogging class. I was live streaming office hours for my class in the evening. I was writing bios, articles and blogs. I was designing and sending out newsletters. I was meeting with clients and potential partners. I was attending Christmas parties. I was hosting company at my house. I was attending a soccer tournament for my son. I was Christmas shopping and sending out cards. I was driving to and from soccer and guitar practices. I was scolding my puppy for eating part of our living room rug.
Three Four times.
Oh, and did I mention my husband and I traded in both our cars for two new (to us) ones?
I probably should have said “no” once or twice last week.
But, you know what? I still managed to make it to the bus stop for my son at 3:30pm every day. I still managed to stop and watch Top Chef on Wednesday evening. No one burst into my office while I was streaming live on the internet for my blogging class. We had some great family time.
I stopped myself a few times and reminded myself to breathe. And to be thankful for the opportunities that I had in front of me. It was exhausting and exhilarating.
By the end of the weekend, I realized how trivial my week seemed in the grand scheme of it all.
I don’t think I’ve ever been happier to see my son get off the school bus on Friday. I don’t think I’ve hugged my boys harder.
It’s amazing how tragic events can change your perspective so quickly.
If you need a little help restoring your faith in humanity, take a look at this. I promise it will make you smile and probably shed a tear.
I can’t explain the events of last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but I hold faith that there is more good in the world than bad.