I’ve quarantined myself and my son for about six weeks thus far. I have ventured outside of my home four times; grocery store twice and a park to just get fresh air about one week ago.
I’ve learned and self-diagnosed myself with ADHD. I do not complete a task in one setting. I complete the task, but I have also completed twenty other tasks and nineteen of them are not on my “to do” for the day. I am pretty OCD. I vacuum my house about twice a day. I annoy myself with organization. I re-organize things almost daily. I waste candles because I burn them all day. I drive my son crazy with all of the above and I can …admit that I might be…THAT….mom who …is perfect. LOL …who is just annoying.
I have learned how to truly let go of technology. A student of mine shared they wish they could have face to face interaction again because they were tired of technology and I realized that many probably feel this way. I felt headaches coming on, so I let go of technology during certain parts of the day.
I am pretty lazy now. I set a time to get up to exercise and I make excuses why it cannot happen at that time. The weather is too cold, but the next day when it is perfect…hmmmm it is too hot. I just don’t want to exercise and mentally I just cannot do it at the moment I have also told myself. The bottom line for me is I am just …lazy. And maybe sometime this summer I will exercise…or not…
I have a pretty dry sense of humor, but I laugh so darn loud. My son and I are very silly together, but I am pretty hard on him. I am hard for numerous reasons; mainly, he is a Black boy in the …US…world and I want to ensure that he is confident, competent, and knows how to take care of himself. This might seem bad, but I remind him that if anything ever happens to me during his youth, he has to be mindful of those lessons that we teach him. I’ve learned that I am a pretty good mom with many unorthodox methods and views.
I am pretty consistent. I do the same things weekly. I mail cards to people. I send messages to friends and family via text. I read books. I listen to podcast. I hold conversations with my son. I hold conversations with my inner circle and we laugh, share stories, and check on each other. I pray and complete my daily devotions (and this is actually all day). I found that I pray more than I even realized.
What have you realized about yourself and how does this translate into: You are pretty amazing?
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