After six years of #OneGoodThing daily, I considered stopping. This last year has been a real struggle—one I don’t always feel up to continuing.
The isolation of caregiving and chronic illness meant that the first year of the pandemic was challenging, but I felt somehow particularly prepared for it. However, depression hit me hard when the extreme isolation and lack of in-person support dragged on into a second year.
Writing a blog about something good each day while struggling to make it through each day felt turbulent. At times it was like a slap in the face or a cruel joke, while other days it seemed the only thing keeping us going.
My therapist recently asked if I planned on continuing #OneGoodThing daily this year. Both my gut and careful consideration tell me this isn’t a good time—in my life or in the world—to stop this daily practice. Though it has been difficult, it has also been meaningful. I hope that someone out there reads this and chooses to keep going with their lives too.
So even though we were cold and tired and didn’t feel like it, Mama and I and our two little dogs, Paisley and Benny, trekked out for a short neighborhood walk this afternoon. We saw a gorgeous sunset and admired these beautiful flowers along the way. We couldn’t identify the bright pink bloom, but we’ve always loved purple irises.
On this day…
- 1 year ago: Welcoming a New Year
- 2 years ago: Committing to Year 5 of #OneGoodThing
- 3 years ago: Here we go again
- 4 years ago: For you, me, and Mama
- 5 years ago: Why I must continue
- 6 years ago: Starting the journey to find #OneGoodThing every day!
- 8 years ago: Top Posts of 2013
- 9 years ago: Top Posts of 2012