It’s funny how a year can pass so quickly. I guess that’s what having a baby can do to you, even if it’s #4. (Six with the steps!)
A couple of nights ago I was sitting alone in a bed in the ER. I didn’t know it yet, but I was having another ovarian cyst rupture. Thankfully, my best friend Sarah saw me in the throes of it whilst we were attempting to have a leisurely Friday afternoon at Jefferson Vineyards (ha). Myself, not apt to rush to the hospital, needed her to force me because I would have not gone and instead probably had a seizure like the last time. As it happens, I got to the hospital just in time and was treated very well by the staff at MJH.
Roughly 6 hours later, I was on my way home with husband and baby. But those six hours of solitude (really, because truth: a hospital is a much more peaceful place than a home with six kids in it) gave me the chance to reflect and think calmly about my life, especially since I had no idea at the time what was wrong with me. I thought about what I’ve accomplished, where I am now and what I hope to do in the future, and it got me thinking about the way that time passes.
This time last year I was newly pregnant, trying to wrap my head around navigating a budding business idea (Vie) and an early pregnancy that left me exhausted, super sick and unable to open the fridge without holding my breath.
Now, a year later, I have a five-month old who doesn’t sleep much but who smiles all the time (it’s a fantastic trade), a new business that is thriving and full of promise, and much to my surprise, a very early spring.
All in all, I’m in a good place. This past year has not been without its major challenges. And I mean major. But for now I am embracing working again, making and photographing lots of food, leading a team of empowered & empassioned women, and not sleeping even when the baby is because I have ideas…so many ideas! Of course, all in due time. I do know that. But for now, I’ve got a few posts on the way that I’ve been meaning to share for awhile. Some are about my travels (both recent and not so recent), some are about my city: Charlottesville. And still yet some are about my friends, my family and my home life.
It’s 3:30 am (4:30 am with the time change–that I forgot about-doh!) so I won’t get to it all tonight/today. But at least I’m here putting energy into this one thing that sustained me for so long that I’ve had to put on the back burner since starting Vie.
Sit back over the next couple of weeks and enjoy what I’ve got to give, it’s a lot.0