I’ve been a little down in the dumps lately, maybe it was due to what felt like a very long Christmas holidays. I love my children, but being a single mum, hell being a mum often has its moments of complete isolation where you’re left to question…well everything.
I was left wondering if it would just be “easier” to go and work full time as an employee somewhere, I questioned whether my chickens were really worth all the effort (they are not that much effort), and my biggest question was avoiding processed foods and having to put in all the “extra work” into meal preparation really worth it. I think I was a tad sleep deprived at the time.
But, I rediscovered my love for simple, unprocessed food, my chickens and my business. How? My little eco-boy. He is a handful, but he is one of the sweetest, positive thinking, let’s get going type of people I know (which is probably why I am so tired all the time).
I was sitting at a friend’s house having afternoon tea and she brought out some delicious afternoon snacks. My little eco-boy said “Are these in high in sugar? I only eat natural sugar because processed sugar makes my tummy feel funny”. I sat there in shock. Maybe he did listen to me more than I thought? But things got better, Eco-boy continued with “did you know we eat our eggs fresh from the chicken’s bum? We love our chickens and they love us, they let me pat them”. Okay maybe we need to work on chicken anatomy but really, he’s 4. But this did make believe that they worth the “effort”.
That night I was tucking Eco-boy into bed and he started talking about all the vegetables he wanted to grow – because apparently right now at this exact moment in time vegetables are the bomb, this might not last long as Eco-boy is a fuss pot. But I will ride this rollercoaster while I can.
He told me I looked tired, and that I should go straight to bed. Then in the morning I would wake up with more energy and I could work while he was at kinder.
So, I did what he told me to do. I tucked myself into bed and just before I drifted off to sleep I thought about all the bits and pieces that were stressing me out; and how my lovely Eco-boy had cemented in my mind that I was doing the right thing, and making the right choices for us.
And for that, I am thankful, and I have my business mojo back too so that’s an added bonus.
What are you thankful for?