I really had to live out my word for the year, Release, this spring as I was sick for 6 of the 12 weeks of the term. Many of my goals (such as blogging at least every two weeks) went out the window because I was just trying to get through each day completing only the most crucial tasks. I had to make choices between family and school work, my part-time job and housework. It was a very difficult term on many levels, but as I reflect on it, I did learn quite a few things:
- Course work is not the most important thing in my life. My family is.
- I still learned many things in my class despite not being able to give my best, healthy me, effort.
- Sometimes you just have to get by, and that is okay. Give yourself grace, lower your expectations for yourself in those seasons.
- Have more grace for others, they may be going through a rough spell.