I used to be a girl with no fear. Now I worry about everything– and it’s destroying my ability to enjoy the good parts of my life.
Parenting becomes exponentially harder when you’re a single parent with no one to help shoulder the daily challenges, financial fears and hardships.
The holidays creep up on you, and you swear that this year will be different. That this year you won’t be stressed. That this year, you’ll slow down and make the holidays enjoyable for once. But then, family starts calling.
I look back to where I was eleven years ago when my oldest was born and I see not just how she’s grown in the blink of an eye, but how I’ve grown as well. In the time she’s grown from a baby to a preteen, both her and I have changed substantially.