When Life is Testing You


It’s time for real talk. I have had major writer’s block. I have been struggling to get any coherent thoughts on paper. Why? My life is completely crazy right now. I do not thrive in chaos. My life at the moment is very chaotic. I am in a trying season. I know this too shall pass. But man, it is rough right now!

So rewind back to about 5 months ago. Remember I told you we decided to build a new home? We signed our contract at the end of March. We were told we would be in our house by late August early September. Perfect! We would only be in an apartment for a few months and I would only be driving the boys to school for about a month at the most.

Well, there ended up being some snags that the builder failed to tell us about. Now we are hoping to close by the end of November. Cue the waterworks. My boys are in 3rd and 5th grade. In the HSE school district, 5th grade is not elementary. So I am driving to two different schools in Fishers from Noblesville twice a day. I spend about 4 hours in the car a day.

We also signed up my youngest up for soccer in Fishers thinking we would be in our house. This means I am also driving the boys to two different soccer leagues three times a week. I feel like I am always rushing around and do not get even a minute to myself. It is very easy to lose sight of the big picture when you are right in the thick of it. The icing on the cake? My husband travels for work. Most of this is on my shoulders. I also work. Thank God my bosses are amazing and let me come in late and leave early every day.

Now, this post isn’t supposed to make anyone feel sorry for me. I know people are thinking boo hoo she’s getting a new house. I just wanted to put it out there for anyone that can relate. I have lost myself these past few months. Things totally suck right now. But I know it’s temporary. And I know I will look back at this a year from now and it will be a distant memory. So I just want to say that if you are in a trying season, you are not alone. 

I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes: When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt