October 1st, It is time to catch your breath

We made it! Fall is actually upon us. I wore a sweater yesterday, and I am thinking about boots today. (Yay, because I am sick of paying for a pedicure.) Back to school was made even more bittersweet — and smelly — by the heat and sunshine. “You should be at the beach instead of at endless back to school/ccd/volunteer meetings,” it taunted. September was painful. It always is. I literally crawl over the finish line of summer, sweating Chardonnay and trailing sand, and am slammed into the realization I have to parent again. Not only do I have to feed them all actual food and enforce bedtimes and wake times, I have to figure out who is coming and going when, where and why. It was not a smooth transition, but here I find myself, on the other side of September, awake relatively early on a Sunday, drinking my second glass of water and venting to you. Seems I survived September, and now I have to figure out what to do with the rest of my life.

October 1st is the new Jan 1. Time to turn over a new leaf!

Here are my five simple resolutions.

I will drink more water and eat less sugar.

I will get all my screening tests.

I will address my stress level in positive ways.

I will strive for perspective.

I will be grateful.

I want to be more content and less harried and seems no matter how loudly I shout into the wind, the schedules are not going to adjust for me. To steal the words of my son’s second grade teacher, I am responsible for me. I have to take the frigging suburban life bull by the horns … ohhhhmmmm.

Also, one more resolution. I will write more. Whether I’m advising, informing, questioning or simply bitching, writing makes me feel better.

Will you help me? If you have anything you want to know about, want some clarity on, want to debate, please let me know. Your requests will remain anonymous unless you specifically tell me you want to share.

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Author: Karen Latimer

Karen is a Family Physician, Wellness Coach, and founder of Tips From Town. She is passionate about sharing her medical expertise, her coaching techniques and her parenting experience to encourage happier and healthier lives.


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