Like most people, I find myself caught between the world we knew and the world we’re in, a world of transition to a new place, a new state of normal.
And during this time there are things I really do not like.
My elderly father had two falls at home in two days, leading to him being hospitalised again. I’ve visited the hospital every day for the last eight days.
Not the place I want to be.
Some things still trigger me.
My father being ill is just one of them.
He might have to go into respite.
He might have to go into permanent aged care.
These are not experiences I enjoy or want to have to deal with right now.
And I have to remind myself that even though I might feel I have no options, I do….they’re just ones I don’t like.
Take these treasured moments as sacred, knowing he isn’t going to be around forever
Take these moments to restructure my routine to accommodate these changes
Make new decisions about what is important and how I will engage with new priorities
Recognise the gifts in these moments