Well it's almost the final month of the year 2017.
It's the time of the year that I start reflecting on our year and what my goals will be for 2018.
This year has been one hell of a year....
James has had a full on weekly schedule of schooling and therapies.
Every school holiday break has been taken up with therapy intensives.
Many specialist appointments in amongst all that too.
Scarlett had the sudden onset and diagnosis of the autoimmune syndrome pans/ pandas, boy has that been a ride.
We also made the decision to move house, renovate the new house as well.....
We have been busy, manic if you like, real manic.
We've put a lot into the health and wellness of our children this year. We have seen some huge success in recovering our children.
We are thankful for that.
There are goals that haven't yet been achieved also, like James' toilet training hasn't happened and he still isn't eating food like a child should.
He does some number 1's in the toilet and has started eating some bananas and watermelon so I guess I will take that as a win.
We are approaching the biggest time of the year.
Our calendar is so full on that I find it difficult to slot things in.
I am juggling all my balls in the air and I feel like at any moment it's all going to come crashing down.
That brings me to my goal for 2018....
Being selective of all the 'extra' stuff!
That's it. That's my goal.
I am a 'yes' man, I say yes to a lot.
When it comes to my children, their health and their life then it will always be a yes but all the added extra little things that I take on will now be heavily selected.
I can't do it all.
I am physically, emotionally and mentally drained.
My life is ruled by the daily square on the calendar and let me tell you, it ain't got no more room!
A few days ago we were lucky enough to receive tickets to a local disability organisations Christmas event. I got chatting to another local ASD mother. She said, 'you are a lot more positive than I was when I started my autism motherhood journey'. She expressed that it took her time to understand how important her emotional wellness was.
And that's just it.
I'm a strong woman.
I can whether a lot of storms but should I have to whether all the storms?
My children's requirements aren't going anywhere in a hurry, with that said all the other bits will have to wait and or not happen.
So folks there you go.
I would love to hear from you.
Have you started thinking about your goals for 2018?
Is your emotional wellness part of the goals?
Are you protecting your sanity..... do it, whatever that maybe for you!
We are the glitter in the rainbow, don't let it dull.