May 13, 2020 7:00 am Published by

Sometimes you need to embrace it all. Even the unruly, unmanageable dead ends.

We all needed a haircut. The yard needed raking. We needed to cut expenses at home and work, and though we always had the opportunity to work from home, being thrown into it changed our worlds.

When you realize things will not change in a timeframe to postpone action any longer, you act.

In one weekend, we took care of our yard and blistered our hands, prepared several meals for the week, I cut my husband and son’s hair (with surprisingly good results), did my own manicure and pedicure, and handled an overflow of work.

This may not seem like a list of wins to anyone beyond myself and my family, but we are celebrating our adaptability.

There is something powerful about learning new things when you need to and becoming more resilient as a result. When we had completed all the tasks around the house and for ourselves, I was bolstered with a sense of pride coupled with appreciation for the experts we rely upon.

Knowing I can do most anything I set my mind upon is one of the most empowering feelings there is. Realizing I cannot wait to hire back our friends who do these tasks and offer my profound appreciation for their expertise is a gift of perspective.

While I am learning and appreciating a lot, I still need a haircut!