I love roller coasters, ever since I was little…they're thrilling, scary and adventurous. The dips make your stomach churn, the escalation builds suspense, and that moment cradling the top is reflection – reflection of what may occur next, because, well, it can be unpredictable. I think roller coasters and I have had an affinity, because it emulates life. The good thing is, it’s a ride, and there is always an ending and a sense of walking away thinking “hmm, that was rough, but I know I could handle it”.
I think February was just that, one giant roller coaster…
To re-cap, in exact order:
· my brother got ill and ended up in a hospital for 2 weeks :(
· then my mother in law got ill :(
· then my brother came home :)
· my baby brother graduated with his degree :)
· I had my second ultrasound :)
· my sister turned 30 :)
· then my mother in law got really ill :(
· one of my nephews turned 1 :)
· my grandma had a mild stroke :(
· I went to the doctor, heard baby’s heartbeat again as well as them kicking away :)
Yes a tiring and long list, and I left out stuff like trying my first Romers burger, being there for some friends that went through a tough time, work stress, an amazing Valentine’s day from my hubby, and the buckets of rain we experienced this month (I am so over the rain by the way, seriously). Nonetheless, I think it’s easy to see my point…life is full of ups and downs, some expected and some definitely not, just like a roller coaster. We can’t control what will happen next, or how something will turn out, the only thing you can control is how you perceive the situation and what your attitude will be. Oh yeah, and to hold on tight!
Because I’m pregnant, my close friends and family were afraid of me getting stressed out because of my nature to take on “too much”. Knowing all that was happening, I had numerous people checking on me to ensure I was getting enough rest or not stressing. To be honest…I was expecting to crack, but I didn’t. I took each thing as it came, good or bad, celebrated or planned, and somehow managed to still make myself a priority, and (a big and) keep my cool. I know why…it’s because of peanut, obviously. I know he/she is depending on me to be good to myself first and foremost, to accept what’s happening and be happy nonetheless.
Here's why friends...
Stay tuned, talk to you very soon.