We always talk about time going too fast. With the kids growing up it means another school year done, the holidays are here and gone. It all goes so quickly we often lost sight of just how fast things happen. There’s also the time’s that are tough and challenging and feel like they will never end. Making life feel like it’s moving in slow motion.
I think back to what life was like just 2 years ago for me. Mike was in school full-time, taking care of the kids, working weekends and I was working full-time and blogging. Our 2 small kids needing our attention and to be looked after constantly. The days were long and nights were filled with catching up and hopefully seeing each other. It was in those moments I would remind myself “It’s just a blip in time.”
This became my mantra for those 2 years while things were hard, and it’s funny to look back to even one year ago when Mike graduated because it really was just a blip in time. It also reminds me when we were potty training Camden. What took us 9 months now just seems like a blip in time. I don’t remember the accidents or cleaning things up. I can barley remember being pregnant with Eleanor and having such horrible morning/all day sickness. At that time is was a huge part of my life, and now it seems like it was a small moment in my big life.
Throughout life you’re going to have joyous times and tough times. There’s dark to every light, but when these times come just say to yourself “It’s a blip in time” because it really is. In those moments you’ll feel like tomorrow just won’t come, but it’s there and as time passes, what seems like so slowly, you’ll look back and say it really was just a blip.
Want to read some of my other thoughts on life? Check out my Words of Advice to my Kids: Be Kind and Have Fun!