Nothing is Forever

Nothing is Forever

I have two more days left of maternity leave, where the hell did time go? I remember leaving work last Spring thinking I was free, for what felt like forever.

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However, since becoming a mother there are three words which have become my life’s motto: NOTHING IS FOREVER.

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Was he really this small? Lex at six days old

It’s a fact. Positive and negative, take it as you want. Nothing is forever.

You could look at it on a deeper level and acknowledge that everything moves on in life, nothing stays the same; our loved ones, our children, our career and our home. Everything is constantly evolving. We all move on.

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But if, like me, you can see the good in this, you can take great comfort. For example, sleepless nights with baby, relationship break-ups, problems at work that leave you in cold sweats. Whatever it is that bothers you, it won’t be forever.
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I’m sure you can recall someone trying to calm you down during a meltdown with the question: “Will this matter a year from now?”. Probably not. And it’s the same concept. Circumstances change, problems resolve and life moves on. Take reassurance in that.
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But also learn to embrace. Embrace the stresses, for without lows we wouldn’t appreciate the highs. Embrace your frantic life, because there will come a point where it is calm and still. And embrace the tiny baby in your arms before you forget they were ever that small, because you will, believe me!

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So the next time your irrational side starts dancing in your head let your cool conscious take over and utter the three magic words: NOTHING IS FOREVER. And no matter what it is, relax and take a deep breath. Have faith, because in the words of Sam Cooke; “change is gonna come”. Life is about change, sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it’s beautiful. But most of the time, it’s both.

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