Getting Back to a New Reality
The last few years have been a rollercoaster for myself & my family. It all started in 2019 when I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer, then in 2020, the world was shut down due to Covid-19. I will admit our family got use to living our life primarily at home with one another. In a lot of ways the last few years bonded us & brought us closer, but the reality is, it’s not normal nor good for us to be home 24/7.
Last month my children started school and this is the first year where all 4 of my children are attending school full time. My oldest started college, my middle two returned to their school & my youngest started pre school for a full day. This was definitely a shock to my children as they have been at home primarily for the last year and half. They all stated it was odd going back to school like normal and what was probably the hardest adjustment was getting use to having expectations again. All of my kids have stated that they feel like they lost a year of education if not more due to the pandemic. Thankfully my kids have been able to adjust & now are doing great in school. .
For me, well life has taken me onto a new path. I’ve decided to go back to work outside my home. Since 2015, I’ve been working my Avon business from home. This decision was not only a financial one. My whole life the last few years, being a single mom, has been centered on working on my computer to financially survive and of course being a mom.
I did not realize how much I needed to work outside the home until I started my new job at a doctors office. I have some amazing co workers who have welcomed me with open arms. It has been incredible being around new people, talking & getting to know others and what’s even better is I am able to introduce the world to the new me. I have changed a lot over the last few years. I am no longer the girl who is going to hold herself back in fear.
As much as I have had to change my future plans, I will have to say I am so happy I did and excited to see where it is going to take me.