Today's topic, challenges, is inspired by The One Minute Writer where you're tasked with writing for one minute. Though I've written for more than a minute, the topic rang true to my desire (or lack thereof) this morning.
Patience with house hunting.
We're looking for a place to live, not just any place, a place we feel comfortable, a place that provides us room to grow and expand as a family, and a place where we can also feel free to just be. We've thought about many places, we've driven to many areas and we've rejected quite a many houses. We're trying to be patient with ourselves, with each other, and with the process. We're trying to be patient with others. We're trying to stay patient with where we're at. It's worn Hun and I quite thin.
Stress of our current environment.
Our current apartment is quite far from ideal. We have no space. The living and kitchen areas blend into one another too smoothly. The one bedroom we all share isn't enough space. The entire apartment space is not to our living standards. The place is very old, the on site management tries, but the adage "you get what you pay for" is exactly true. The neighbors, although generally pleasant, are nothing near my cup of tea with their loudness when I'd like quiet and their music late into the night and their sloppiness in drinking. It could be worse, much worse, we'd previously rejected quite a many worse places. I'm grateful for what we do have, though we've vastly outgrown the space. Besides, the temporary has been extended and that fact wears on me quite a lot.
Yearning for more.
I'd love to feel comfortable taking Baby Boy outside to play in grass I'm not worried about. I'd love to have a garden space to grow fruits and vegetables for my family. I'd love to have the space to stock store food items, especially a freezer for meats and broths. I'd love for us not to literally share the exact same space all day every day, without the option of another space or even a bit of separation. I'd love to not be in a place that's temporary, no matter how temporary. I want to turn some dwelling in a place that is ours by more than just the fact we're living there.
Parenting is hard. Every day. Every minute of every day. Yes, parenting is rewarding. Yes, Baby Boy happens to be so beautiful and adorable to me. Yet, parenting is difficult and definitely one of my right now challenges.
What are your top 3 challenges?
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