I have worked hard this week. I am studying to finish my Cert IV in Property Services & Real Estate.
I am running round, as always, to make sure the kids are dressed, fed, and happy. They are all still so little. They are my number one priority. I am tethered to their needs and care.
The chores of a family of five do not magically disappear just because I am studying. The ironing basket still fills, and the last time I looked, there wasn't a little band of fairies waiting to empty the dishwasher nor scrub the toilet.
My usual work both at home and in the office still needs to be completed. I am writing to deadlines for work that I am really grateful for.
I still have a husband who wants to talk to me and who wants me to hold his head in my lap whilst we watch repeats of Mad Men with a glass of wine.
And I am enjoying a period of particular dedication to my health. So often, when I am burning my candle at both ends, I fall back into old habits of late night snacking and crappy food choices. An exercise session here or there may get missed. But not this week. I am mindful all the time that my healthy lifestyle cannot get ditched, just because life got busy.
I am grateful for the energy I seem to have managed to generate by eating supportively and exercising well that I know will keep me going over the next month or so.
So, this week I am grateful for candles that burn at both ends.
"My candle burns at both ends;It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends–
It gives a lovely light!"
Edna St. Vincent Millay
What are YOU grateful for this week?
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