My darling teen has mono. She is one sick puppy. I'm putting out fires left and right at her school. Meanwhile, she is home and resting. I promise to be back after I get life back on track.
There's normal. Then there's the "new normal."
My "new normal" is to put my teen first, help her heal up, and then write. Anything else is secondary. I once read a story by a girl who had lupus. She said she only has so many spoons of energy per day. She keeps one in reserve.
Now I only have so many spoons of energy and time. I am parceling them out very judiciously. Priorities have shifted to make room for this new curve ball. And, you know what? That is okay. Life happens. Then we readjust. It is in being flexible and understanding what is most important that we get through the dicier parts of life.
Perhaps my lesson of the day is that it's okay not to do everything and to change your priorities instead of trying to do it all and falling apart when life throws you a curve ball.
How do you realign your priorities when life throws you a curve ball?