Happy New Year ~ A Note from Katy
By Katy Agro Myers
2023 is HERE! I am so excited, I can't tell you. But first, I need to get my life together. The end of 2022 was a mess for us. I had some health complications that made me really behind in work and in life. Nothing like heading into the holiday season, producing Christmas for your family, and feeling like you're constantly catching up. Laundry was everywhere. We were constantly running out of milk. I felt like I was letting my clients down as well as my family. Then the ultimate blow - the Sunday before Christmas, my husband fell playing basketball and blew out his knee. I'll be honest, it took me a good three hours to be able to speak to him because I was so angry.
Prepping for Christmas with one man down wasn't easy. I feel lucky that we were able to hurry up and schedule surgery for him right after Christmas, but recovery has been tough on our whole family. Not only can he not help with things around the house and the kids, well...he needs to be waited on a LOT. My family is burnt out. There seems to be no end in sight. We're all sick of doing for each other. I have cried a lot. I have been angry a lot. I'm ashamed to admit, I haven't been the best nurse for my husband this whole time.
I was chatting about this to someone yesterday and she said, "and you are also human. These feelings are completely normal. You cannot do everything." And I cried again. After school drop off yesterday, I texted a neighbor about how I didn't even want to go back in my house. She said, "I don't blame you! Let's go for a walk instead." I quickly ticked down the list of things I needed to do and then responded: "yes! let's do it!" We walked and talked and you know what, it was exactly what I needed. Not only that, it even inspired me to do two more self care tasks yesterday: I washed my hair AND shaved my legs! 😱😱
I have been in such a funk and negative nelly attitude since November but I am determined to turn it around this month. I'm behind on goal setting, but I know I need to get my life together and that means getting all the laundry put away, catching up on work, and mainly focusing on the positive and gratitude. I'm grateful for all of the family and friends who have been checking on us (most since November). Who have offered and taken our kids for a few hours. Who have brought us meals. My best friend who helped us get into PT quickly so Rob could start yesterday. For all the friends who have listened to me vent. My motto for 2023 is that 2023 Better Be Better! I sure hope it is!
One of the things I'm committed to this year is bringing on more people to help with Arundel Kids! If you love writing, love travel, love cooking, crafts or more. Check out THIS ARTICLE and learn how you can become part of the Arundel Kids team!
Have a great weekend!