Today is Day 22 in the series 31 days to Loving Sensory Parenting. You can read all the posts here.
I’m a do-er. It’s what I do best. I am not a sit and wait type of person. I’m a go getter! When we started the journey of getting our daughter help and finally get a diagnosis, I felt such a sense of urgency. The time is now. She’s a preschooler, this is the prime time to work through this. Since then, it’s been a constant push. More testing, more therapy. More.
Forgive me in this post if you aren’t a runner. I’m a runner. More like runner wannabe, my lungs don’t like to run. But the rest of me does. I love sprinting. I love going fast. I love feeling the wind.
But in parenting, I need to slow down. You see this parenting journey is a marathon, not a sprint. I’ve been running on burn out for quite some time right now. I’m afraid I’ve burned through my energy in the past two years of therapy and testing and running.
I need to slow down. To breathe. This fall we have added additional therapy and are working long distance and doing home therapy. And I feel this sense of urgency. This what if, what if I don’t get this worked out now. What if we don’t do ALL this therapy RIGHT now?
It’s a struggle for me, I have to constantly remind myself that this journey we are on is a marathon and not a sprint. I need to conserve my energy and take it slowly.
The great thing about working on neurological challenges is that the brain is always developing. It’s not static, it can change and grow.
This post today is more of a reminder for me. To find peace in not doing it all, not doing it all at once. My sense of urgency needs to remember, it’s a marathon and not a sprint. I’m in this for the long haul.