The end of summer is always so bittersweet. Bitter because we know our carefree, unstructured days are ending and sweet because we are about to send our kids back to school..WE MADE IT!! The time to focus on all the things that have been put on the back burner during the summer will be back....we call this FALL FOCUS.
Summer ending is also the wrap for me on another trip around the sun.
Once I knew that I was indeed just a healthy 40 year old, I knew that it was going to take real work to get to a place of happy contentment. I love to work!! I love the work that happens at the barn...both sweaty and back of house. I love the work of raising my kids, focusing on my marriage and relationships. BUT, the work of mental health is not something that I truly focused on. Mental health looks different for everyone. For a lot of people this comes out in self care-I see people all around me focusing on what fills their cup so they can continue to be the best version of themselves for all those around them....it makes me truly happy to witness!!
My mental health has come from chilling out and I have realized that life is a crazy ride and if the highs don’t get you too high and the lows don’t get you too low, the ride is actually pretty awesome!! Not trying to control every situation, or worry about every outcome gives a flexibility to life that takes you places and gives you experiences that would have been missed. Life is never going to totally work out exactly as we have planned... but those twists and turns are what makes life beautiful.
As Luke Combs’ says in his song Beautiful Crazy “She’s crazy, but her crazy is beautiful to me...”