I remember last summer. Sick from pregnancy and completely defeated when sb276, a bill in CA that directly impacted my children and that I’d spent the majority of the year fighting, passed.
I know many of you out there are feeling backed up against a wall, forced to make decisions for your family that you never wanted to. I know you are feeling uncertain and maybe even defeated. I know you are considering doing things you never thought you would and I know it doesn’t feel fair to yourself or your children. I know because I’ve been there. Though likely for a different reason, I saw the writing on the wall and knew I would be forced down a path I didn’t necessarily want to go on. I know what it feels like, to feel like you don’t have a choice. It isn’t an easy place to be. And now here I am, a year later looking back at what I wasn’t prepared for and seeing it as the biggest blessing in disguise. Maybe had I not been forced I wouldn’t have ever ventured down the path I didn’t know I needed to walk. Even though it is still unfair + unjust, and HARD, just like any other season of adversity I’ve experienced, I’m grateful for what led me here. So just in case you’re feeling discouraged or scared or angry, take heart. Follow your intuition that already knows what it is you need to do. We do the best we can with what we have. Everything happens for a reason and sometimes the silver linings are hidden behind the wall that stands in your way. You’ve just got to step around it to see + often times despite what you ever thought, you find yourself right where you need to be. XO, e 💛