Okay, reality check.
Rarely in the life of any parent is life awesome 24/7.
As if it is the cherry sitting on top of the whip cream, I'm in my last class. Historical Literature. Go ahead and groan, I did.
But...amidst it all, there was running. Thank God for running. To be quite honest, running has saved my ass in the last 6 weeks. Even when I'm tired/cranky/stressed, running is there to bail me out of a funk.
I began this morning feeling worried about the fact that oldest kid hadn't done a project and was, very likely, going to get a 0 for it. The angst began to build up inside of me until the magic 9:30 hour hit and my runner friends showed up. As soon as my feet hit the pavement, I felt good. I felt calm. I was able to clearly put together a plan. And once that plan was in place, and I was running...and running...I looked down at my watch and noticed my pace.
I felt incredible. And I was flying (comparably speaking to where I was 3 months ago).
At that point it hit me...
Yea...the parenting aspect of my life has been rocky lately. It's generated a fair amount of stress. But the other 75% of things are pretty freaking awesome. This week, alone...was...well....pretty splendid.
*I got into my graduate program of choice!!!!
Sure, I sweat bullets over the application, as I hadn't written a curriculum vitae in years. But when I got my acceptance letter, I cried a little bit. I'm so so so so so excited about this. It puts me 20 months away from my DREAM career.
*Quinn scored in her soccer game...and I got to see it!
She has a bad habit of scoring when either I'm not at the game or chasing Isla up the sidelines.
*And...on Leap Day...the most amazingist thing of all happened...
I became an AUNTIE! I have a niece. And she's amazing. I am so in love with her.
So there...the glass isn't half empty. It's 3/4 of the way full. And thanks to my healthy addiction habit and good runner friends I was able to see that!