Thursday, February 28, 2019

Day 3417 - Being Around

Today I rejoice in just being "available"


I'm not getting a lot done these days.  Other than the routine mundane menial things we've all got to do to manage a house and family.

That was starting to stress me.  My inability to find any mojo to move forward with my key projects like my writing, the magazine, my books and my consultancy.  The businesses I've worked so hard on creating over the past few years just sitting there wasting away.

But then I sat back and realised, there's a lot to be said for just being around for my husband and kids.


So while I await the magical day when my creativity and mojo returns, I will focus on the positives of simply being more available and present at home.

I'm lovin' that:

  • I can help my daughter with her uni assignments
  • I can hang around at my son's soccer training and chat with other parents
  • I can make long overdue dentist and specialist doctors appointments for the family
  • I can fill out all the forms
  • I can book the dog in for a hair cut
  • I can pick up my granddaughter from school
  • I can plan the weekly meals
  • I can mop the floor
  • I can wash the clothes and get them folded
  • I can sweep the balcony
  • I can clean out a cupboard
While I did all that before I lost my mojo, it always felt like a major chore.  It was an irritation in my all too important life.  It was the stuff I'd put to the side because I was far to busy with other things. 

Right now all I have is those chores. It's what is getting me through my every day. And as I undertake my household and family management, I realise I'm still adding value.  Perhaps the fact I'm focussed on it ... and only it ... is actually adding more value to the lives of my husband and kids than it did previously.

Anyway, that's where I'm at.  

While I get on top of my mental and physical health, I'm trying not to be too hard on myself for not being who I was before. I'll just celebrate who I am at the moment and little by little the old Leanne may return.

There's always something to love about life.  

What are you lovin' about life this week?

How's your mojo?

Anybody else focussed on the menial? 

Join us for the Lovin' Life Linky.

The Lovin' Life Linky is brought to you by Team Lovin' Life: Deep Fried Fruit, DebbishWrite of the MiddleAnd Anyways  and Lifestyle Fifty  





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10 comments :

  1. My writing mojo is long gone. I keep starting stories and binning them. I'm persisting with the blog for the habit and regime of it but the imagery & playing with words or ideas has gone....

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  2. Yes. Just getting through each day's list of jobs as steadily and as calmly as I can this week.

    SSG xxx

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  3. I can relate, though don't often feel I have much else in my life (in all honesty). I thought being employed and having an income would help. But it's kinda made it worse. I'm still terribly discontented and now resentful I'm spending 9hrs a day 'out' of my life. (Am focussing on the $ I earn from it instead, but am kinda done with that mindset.) xxx

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    1. Oh Deb...it is never about 'the money' as I found. It is about liking what you do and who you are...the money can never make up for anything. I found this out in 2013-2014 when I struggled to work and earn part-time and I hated that I HAD to do it but it made me STOP. Then I had to face all of what was troubling me. It is a long road I took and I believe whilst it was so hard and I got unwell...it was and has been the making of me. Sending love...and am always up for a chat... D xxxx

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  4. Dear dear Leanne, you are 'doing' such a great job of caring for yourself firstly. The mind and the body know how to protect us from things we are not ready to face. And you are not ever going 'back to the Leanne' you were. You are developing and become a Leanne of now. No-one can go through the harrowing, the hope-filled, the horrible times of Chelsea's illnesses, surgeries and then her passing without changing. I see the 'good' in the changes you will make. I see a Leanne who will be, over time, more content with what is than what may be.... Sending love always. Denyse x

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  5. I think the routine home and family management gives a solid foundation for everyone in the family and their potentials to flourish. It's a lot of work to take care of what seems to be 'just one item on the to-do list'. #LovinLifeLinky

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  6. Yeah, it's those fundamental structures that are important, isn't it? I'm struggling with writing because the day job is so consuming & I'm resenting it for that. My daughter came home yesterday and then left again for uni and walked past me both times & I didn't even notice. That's not good.

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  7. You won't ever be exactly as you were before. You'll grow and change and be an adapted version of who you were before. In the meantime, you're doing a great job looking after your family. And hello - how bloody good do you look in that red dress!! Your mojo will come back Leanne. All you're experiencing is to be expected so keep being kind to yourself. xo #TeamLovinLife

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  8. Oh Leanne,you have a lot to recover from and you are doing exactly what you need to do for you and your family. Take care of you.

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  9. Being present in life is two-thirds the battle. Go at your own pace for you. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

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