So I’ve officially declared today, the third day of our kids being in school, my take back day.

I’ll be honest.  The past few days have been a blur of first week issues and papers and everyone getting used to a whole new school year.  And despite all of the forward motion and action, I’ve been in a bit of a slump.  Quite a few times I’ve found myself feeling like you feel that moment you jump into a pool but for the first few seconds, you’re just underwater, desperately trying to swim upwards and feel right with the world again.

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*Photo Credit to Google.  Because this amazing image is what you get when you type in “Sunset wave.”

My main issues have been tiny.  A pretty awful canker sore that’s causing my mouth crazy pain.  A house that is in disarray.  A stack of papers that need to be filled out that I keep putting off (thankfully no one at the school seems to mind so far because they keep letting our kids come back).  The fact that for the first time in three years, I’m taking a break from my gym (gasp).  Because I just can’t seem to get it together to go these days.  And lastly, the lingering humidity that’s settled in for the week and just adds another layer of yuck on top of it all.

And yesterday, they were all piling up and all weighing me down.  Because the tiny things can seem big when they team up together.

But today?  Today is a whole new day, and I’m ready to take it all back.  A load of laundry is running as I type and that stack of papers is next to me and ready to be filled out as soon as I’m done writing this post.  I’m just going to ignore the pain in my mouth and look at it as a good thing, since when I get a canker sore, I don’t feel like eating a lot of junk, which should balance out the lack of gym going.  (For the record, I’m still a fan of working out and decided I’ll take up running a few times a week instead of trying to fit in gym classes.  Thankfully I just put my membership on hold for a few months till things settle in.)  And I just turned on the AC for a bit to get rid of the humidity in our house.

Some days are rougher than others.  And that’s okay.  But for me, today, the third day’s a charm.  I’m ready to move forward and to get my check list accomplished.  I’m ready to refocus on the great things and the many blessings that are constantly surrounding me and I know it’s going to be exactly what I need.  It’s totally okay to have days that weigh you down, but I think it’s always best to eventually throw off those weights and to keep running towards the good things.

Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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