School’s Out For Summer!

It is not necessary to change.  Survival is not mandatory.  ~W. Edwards Deming 

I had to laugh when I read the quote I printed above.  At this time of year, anyone with school-age children will know exactly why I chose this topic.  Whether you are a working Mom or the stay-at-home variety, summertime has a unique set of opportunities and challenges.  I am 1 hour into the summer vacation and I have already yelled at one child, negotiated an argument, and sent both children outside to play.

So I can look at this new situation in one of two ways:  1.  Dear God it is going to be a long summer (this was the thought I had after I yelled but before I drank my coffee).  or 2.  Wow, do I have a great opportunity to do things different, as a woman in recovery, this summer!  Obviously, since I am writing the two options for the world to see, I am going to attempt the latter choice (with the option to occasionally wallow in the first). 

What is awesome is taking the lessons learned in recovery and applying them to everyday life.  Just because I started the first day of summer on a frustrated note does not mean my whole day is ruined.  In fact, it is just the opposite… it is an opportunity to learn, and apply that knowledge to the next frustrating situation that arises. Which, at the rate this morning has gone, will be any second… how lucky am I to be able to use the knowledge I’ve gained so quickly and so often?!?


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