I have a strong roof over my head. There is healthy food in my kitchen to eat for the week and my clothes are clean. My son is healthy and happy using the potty like a champ and talking non-stop. I can run for several hours non-stop and rock out some advanced Pilates moves. My son is only 2 but 3 feet and 2 inches tall. He is close to out growing his toddler bed. He has a charming smile and is naturally social walking up to strangers saying, "Hey, what's your name"? So why in the world would I complain? Because I am human, a human who has forgotten how lucky she is.
Saturday morning, I booked one of my son's favorite preschool teachers to come over to play with him while I do a trail run of my upcoming half marathon. First half, I nail it running faster than ever. Second half, my body was tired. I stumbled several times - a few completely spooked me. I almost face planted into a tree just before mile 11. When my app announced that I had reached mile 12 and I already thought that I was there, I squatted down on the ground and cried. "Why did I sign up for this half marathon? I can't do this." Then, I did. I got myself out of the wood running uphill most of the way.
Later that day, I realized the clothes in the dryer were never getting dry. My dryer was "working" but never getting hot. This is not great news to a household with a potty-training toddler and a mother who works out multiple times a day. Cue pity party. How am I going to pay for this just after re-financing my house? I hung my wet clothes on my drying rack and went to sleep worrying about how I would pay for it. Next morning, I found a great laundromat close to home. I put a ton of books in a book bag for my son and off we went. I booked an appliance repairman for Thursday morning. This too will get solved.
I am so lucky, but man I forget that sometimes. I ran 12 miles. That's the furthest I have ever run in my LIFE. My dryer is broken, big deal. I just washed and dried 3 loads of clothes in one hour for $7. 3 loads at home would have taken me all day and heated up the house.