Take a Timeout

 My siblings and I enjoying a moment during a photo session we had done for our Mom when she was in the hospital. 

My siblings and I enjoying a moment during a photo session we had done for our Mom when she was in the hospital. 

 My beautiful mom recovering from her accident. 

My beautiful mom recovering from her accident. 

Sometimes in life you have to take a brief timeout. Timeout from your routine, timeout from your demands, timeout from social media, timeout from life as you know it. Sometimes you get to choose these times and sometimes they chose you. 

I started off this summer thrown into one of those times. As some of you may remember I was gearing up for an amazing adventure to Haiti back in June. I had my bags packed and ready to go. I was really looking forward to going there and making a difference. I was looking forward to the growth and change I knew would come from that experience. It was going to be amazing, but life had other plans for me. 

 The amazing view from our hotel lobby in Puerto Vallarta.

The amazing view from our hotel lobby in Puerto Vallarta.

June 18th I was out to dinner with friends when I received one of those horrific calls you pray you never get; my mom had been in a head on collision and was being life flighted to the hospital. From there she was life flighted to one of the best hospitals in the state where she would undergo several surgeries. In short Haiti was definitely out, and instead I spent the remainder of June in and out of the hospital, working with my siblings to keep life moving forward, and trying to spend at least a little of my time with my family at home. 

Sometimes in life you need a timeout. When you're faced with adversity somehow all the things you go through life thinking are important become a whole lot less important, and the only thing that matters is being with your loved ones, living life fully, and doing your best to help one another. Thankfully, my mom is making a full recovery. Thankfully she had amazing doctors and she's a badass. Thankfully she is now walking with a walker. I could go on and on, but I'm just grateful she's alive. 

 Picnic lunch at Mother/Son Camp - our tradition continues! 

Picnic lunch at Mother/Son Camp - our tradition continues! 

It's taken me a couple months to get back to my routine, and I'm ok with that. I'm ok with consciously continuing my timeout to enjoy making some memories in Mexico with my husband and having fun with my kids. I'm ok with hitting the social media pause button and putting my new coaching business on hold for a moment.  

I was forced into a timeout, and I'm grateful for it. It's given me time to step back and reprioritize my life. It's given me a new appreciation for life and for my family. It's given me the chance to be a little more carefree than I usually am. But now I'm ready to get back to the grind that I know and love so much. Even with a few weeks left before school starts back up for my kids, I'm ready to get back to my routine. My timeout is now over. It's time to start making some progress again! 

 

Jocelyn Kuhn