The Season of Adjustment

The new word of the month of September is “adjustment”.

Our children are preparing to head back to school, if they haven’t done so already. We’re still in the middle of a pandemic, with no cure near.

Parents must return to work or walk away from their jobs to stay at home with their children. Money is tight and kids are frustrated.

Parents are now faced with decisions that causes a ton of anxiety and they don’t want to be judged for their decision by their peers.

For me, we relocated to Illinois and don’t have anyone around us but an extremely small amount of family. I also did this in the middle of building my business, so now I have to start over.

Chloè isn’t at the age where she needs to go to a school setting, but now I have to figure out how to build a business from scratch in a new area, while raising a toddler in a new area.

Talk about adjustment…

We are all facing an extreme amount of uncertainty. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring. We don’t know if a cure is soon to be discovered. We don’t know if our children will be forced back to school. We don’t know if our children will get COVID and bring it back home. We don’t know if they do get it, can they or we beat the virus.

As if we don’t have enough to worry about, we have the president election fastly approaching.

There are a million questions and little answers.

Despite all the negativity surrounding this current situation, I want you to understand this is a season of adjustment. We must all adjust and understand that we can and will get through this!

1. God is ALWAYS working! Whether we acknowledge it or not, he’s working and protecting us.

2. This is a time we can get to re know ourselves and our children. We can figure out what we like vs don’t. We can re learn our spouse. We can figure out how to communicate with our children and learn who they really are.

3. This is a season where we can learn how to save our money and invest it wisely. I did mention money was tight for most families. Now is the time to come up with a budgeting plan.

4. This is a season where we can learn a new skill. You didn’t have the time before, now you do. Adjust accordingly.

Adjusting in this time doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It can be a beautiful thing. It’s teaching us that we can get through whatever life throws our way. It’s showing us exactly how strong we are. It’s showing how beautifully flawed this world is and that’s okay because we get to learn about us and the people in it.

I’ll leave you with this. Don’t allow negativity to consume you in this season. Instead, adjust and keep living.

Until next time,

XoXo

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