I didn’t want to accept that the life I thought I was going to have in 2020 was no longer in my reach. I didn’t want to face the music that this is life as I know it right now. Whether that life came with happy, sad, angry, or anxious emotions I had to learn how to hold all of them with compassion and patience not only for myself but for those around me.

Recognizing that the source of my exhaustion was the need to control, plan, and know what the outcome of a particular situation; when in reality there is and will never be a for sure outcome that I can control.