I recently read a blog by one of my great friends, Sian Cooke, which inspired me so much I opened up a blank document, the second I read the last full stop. Her blog post was about not allowing the mundane to plague your life. Right now I’m in a difficult patch, as I talked about in my last post, and when you’re in a situation like this it seems like the best thing to do is to bring down the hatches and do nothing other than what is necessary. The temptation is to adopt the victim stance.
I’m not planning on doing either of those things though. I’m not going to pile on too much and make the situation worse, but I won’t be sticking to the mundane, and abandoning my love of curiousity and doing new things. As best as we can, P and I are sticking to weekly dates and I’m looking for at least one new thing to do each week. I’m not feeling sorry for myself, instead I’m focusing on everything I am thankful for. I am being honest about the situation I am in, without allowing it to control me. I cannot control mine and P’s sickness but I can control my response to it.
- keep the romance alive in my marriage
- stay passionate and enthusiastic about my degree
- do my best to give as well as take in my friendships
- fill my days with fun and laughter
- love my God and put him at the centre of my life. I will continue to trust that His plan for my life is the best plan, and trust that He can use all my suffering for good.
Don’t give in to your sickness, take back control! Now is not the time to give up, it’s time to fight harder than ever for the life you want.
Love Katie x