Suffering the stress of Christmas and not able to afford the gifts you’d like to give everybody, or having the time to hand make them, especially for your closest friends and family?
Feel like you want to run away?
Feel like you want to quit your business because you think you’re no good at it?
Worrying how you’re going to juggle self employed work when a new baby comes along?
and various other family issues that have rocked your boat so much this past month you’ve actually fallen out and are floundering around in the water?
Well ‘Suck it up’, ‘get on with it’, ‘get over it’, ‘there are people out there a lot worse off than you are’, Are these words you want to hear when you’re having a melt down? No not really, but that’s what I got from my best friend.
Boy that was not what I wanted. I wanted the soft and gentle approach, with arms around me telling me it was all going to be alright and that they would sort everything.
This was the approach my husband took…did it work any better. Ha No!
Like the Tiger I am, I just needed 24 hours to go away and lick my wounds and put things in perspective………(my best friend knows me better than I know myself)
So now it’s time to button up the collar and straighten the tie and make the phone calls to the suppliers that have let me down.
Change the direction my business is going in (with the help from same best friend and doting husband)
Friends and family will be getting IOU’s for things I can make for them when I have more time and will cherish them just as much, and I’ll enjoy making them more as I won’t be under stress.
With the financial struggle, well it will sort it’s self in time and things are never as bad as they seem, just need to make a few adjustments and count myself lucky that I’m not homeless, ill, abused, unloved, ill or worse.
And as for this baby, it’s coming ready or not, and boy will I be pleased to see it when it gets here.
My next wobble will probably be when this baby is 6 weeks old and won’t sleep or has colic. I’m chuckling to myself as I can hear my best friends words already,
‘You wanted this baby’
‘I haven’t supported you for the last 4 years with your struggle to get pregnant to listen to this’
‘There are people out there who would love to have a baby with colic rather that the baby they have with worse problems than yours’
I probably won’t want to hear that at the time either, but I know it will come and I know I’ll get back on track two days later. In fact she’ll probably just email me this blog post.
Is this person the right person to be my best friend? Damn right she is! Could I take these words from anybody else? Ha, absolutely not!
Drowning in problems isn’t helped by drowning in misery. So ‘suck it up’, ‘get on with it’, ‘get over it’, ‘there are people out there a lot worse off than you are’!!