Think of anything you go and grow through, a lot of times it gets worse before it gets better. That’s the growth part.
This afternoon we were outside cleaning up our yard from the various construction activities during the winter. It felt SO good to see progress. To also feel progress. For brunch (we enjoy lazy mornings on Sunday) I made mini quiches and breakfast sausages. I was purposely keeping myself busy to not go outside.
Last week when all of this clovid-19 stuff began it felt, and let’s be real still does, feels so surreal. I was letting every decision about these additions stress me right the F out! Decisions I was forcing on myself that I clearly wasnt ready to make.
After we ate I asked my husband if he really needed me out there. He looked at me like I had two heads. Of course he wanted the help, he and our son were doing a great job but with more people we could accomplish even more. So out I went… I wasn’t informed of the loading requirements and began throwing whatever I picked up in the box for the bin… I was wrong and reminded multiple times that I also wouldn’t be fired from helping 🤣 haha I tried 🤷♀️!
We got alot accomplished! It felt really good! Visually I could see we were making progress and that is a huge factor for me!!!
As I was walking back into our house when we had finished, I looked into our back yard. I’ve always been able to “see” our vision on paper, it’s pretty awesome to see it in real life coming together. As I walked up to the door admiring the deck it hit me… It gets worse before it gets better! We lived this with each reno. Especially when the basement flooded.
We have this amazing vision for our family home, now conveniently have an abundance of time to get moving on our project again! Its wonderful to see each new stage, one step closer. In these times of uncertainty, one thing is certain, this home is exactly what we have always needed it to be and I am grateful.
I am also, honestly, grateful that we were able to negotiate a lower mortgage percentage rate before starting the additions which helps ease my mind while the world reconfigures itself, literally.
Similar to how many of us are feeling now. With so much uncertainty in the world right now. It may feel confusing, stressful, even fearful at times. There will be worry, wondering if you are making the right decision or how that could be. Any challenge we are faced is a challenge because we find ourselves in a position we have never been in or decision we have never made. Its growth. Ive learned on this journey in life this is the process, we all embrace the process in our own way. When it feels difficult, like you cannot reach the top of the hill, you take a few steps further and achieve your goal!
We will get there. We will all experience growth again, we will all rise up. At a time when it feels really bad, because we have not experienced this in our lifetime, if we all do our part, just like us helping in the back yard, we can reach our goal much quicker, by working together!
Take this downtime as an opportunity. How do you want to grow from this? How will you BE a better person and live your best life? How can you improve your living space to be more of a reflection of you?
It gets worse before it gets better…
What is your vision of “better”?