I promised to blog an honest account throughout this separation period we are experiencing and I want it to be the good days and the bad days, by doing this I am hoping it will really show anyone from the military community that stumbles across this blog that everything you are feeling is normal and we are all going through exactly the same emotions.
It’s all real life stuff nothing major on reflection…..I have really bad ulcers at the moment which are making me dribble (attractive) and literally wince with pain, I spilt gel nail remover on my laptop which has made all the keys lift and some even come off (after some panic TLC the laptop started working again), the cat was dramatically sick everywhere which I just can’t handle and my daughter has been off school poorly on top of work being really busy and all the normal stuff.
I have a great small network of best friends mostly from school days and I text a few of them and gained some strength, they made me laugh and I reminded myself it is OK to cry, it is OK to be sad, it is OK to be overwhelmed when a few things go wrong. Tomorrow is another day.
- Try to have a few very close family or friends who you feel comfortable calling mid wobble
- Be kind to yourself, don’t strive for perfection because we can really only do so much
- Try where at all possible to have a bad day and not let it spiral into a bad week
- Do not take your nail varnish off next to your laptop!!!!
|RIP keyboard keys|
If there is anyone who is completely unaffected while their serving partner is away for a period of time then I totally take my hat off to them, sometimes it hits us when we are least expecting it and it is definitely normal whatever your circumstance to have a wobble here and there, we are all human.
I am coming out the other side, seeing some favourite faces over the next few days which always fills my emotional fuel tank to the brim and bonjela is my new best friend!
If you are having a wobble this week, read this and know you are not alone I am right there with you.
A couple of blogs coming up that will be more about information spreading, good sites and products I have found along the way to help military families….if you have any to add that have helped you let me know and I will include.
Lots of love, Louise xxx