One day when Keiran was a little baby and I was just back at work, juggling a new job, an infant, and all of the parts of life, I came into work completely frazzled. Thinking that I’d get some sympathy, I expressed my frustration and how I didn’t feel like I had a handle on everything. My boss, a mom of two and business owner, turned to me and told me that I had to figure it out. No excuses, just make it work.
It seemed harsh, but the advice was straight up good. I took it, and stopped dwelling on how difficult things were and focused on making it work. I did the best that I could, and felt a lot better having my shit somewhat together or at least not letting myself feel like my world was totally running amuck around me. This is another one of those times. Between solo parenting, selling the house and pressure at work, it seems like I’m always on the edge of losing myself. But that’s not an option for me, and I keep thinking back to Karen’s advice and digging a little deeper to figure this out.
Just got back from a quick trip out to Colorado, rental house shopping in Fort Collins (know of anything good? drop me a line!) As it goes, I arrived just after they got 2′ of snow. We managed a nice singlespeed ride on the road on Sunday. Warm enough for me and plenty of sunshine. Then on Monday it dumped another 7″ of snow.
I had grand plans for the rest week upon our return to the east coast, which included spending some time in PA and riding bikes and hanging out with family. But movement on the house meant more things to do in VT and K and I hustled back to take care of business. It’s not too bad around here though.
SSAP is this weekend. I’ve ridden around the block a few times, but basically something had to give to make my current situation work and that thing has been riding my bike. Not going to be pretty this weekend, but should be fun and the weather looks good and there’ll be lots of friends there.