As the month of February ends and as I reflect upon it, a faint smile crosses my face…
Having spent a major portion of 2017 all by myself (thanks to the husbands constant absence), I had almost begun to display traces of being a loner. Thanks to a well-stocked library in the cantonment I live in, I found myself reading like as though I was possessed and, would often go out for long walks all by myself. Thus, it was a much needed thing when my elderly aunts decided to pay me a visit. At a time when I was sulking almost on a daily basis, their visit brought about some cheer, hope and a general feeling of well-being. There were memories rekindled and days of the past were revisited. Coincidently, I came across a research article that stressed on the importance of staying in touch with family members. Family bonds do wonders in bringing about a sense of belonging; they enhance communication and sort out mental and behavioral problems.
December, January and the first half of February, were difficult for us at home as we struggled with kiddo’s chronic disorder. On most days, despite the parental concern gnawing inside me, I would try to put up the bravest of face ‘lest it would affect her. But I soon realized that it was kiddo who was putting up a braver face, to ensure I stayed at peace. I would wake up at unearthly hours to be by her bedside. I was a bit over concerned and living under constant anxiousness. Thankfully, with a change in medication, kiddo displayed tremendous improvement in the past few weeks. Sometimes, children are far stronger than us mentally. They have no fear and worry lesser, thus are better at fighting out physical difficulties.
It was blogging that got me through all this. Finally in the month of February, my blog saw a brand new design and layout. I was glad it came out exactly the way I wanted it. After months of planning and setting goals, there were visible results with respect to traffic and engagement too. I managed to bring in more discipline in terms of scheduling posts. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing your hard work garnering results.
As the month of February comes to an end, I find myself feeling more hopeful. I realize things will get difficult and overwhelming at times, but sulking about it isn’t going to make you feel any better.
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Linking with February 2018 Gratitude Circle bloghop at Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles