Today I want to talk about challenges. As many of you know, Keola has been trying to get a full time job for almost 2 years now, and during that time we've been struggling with being ok with the uncertainty. It's been a long road, but we have actually managed to decide to be happy right here, right now, and to stop fretting over the things we can't control. Here's why:
Once this challenge is over, another one will inevitably crop up in its' place. Life will never be exactly the way we want it to be.
Take our life for example:
Where we are poor financially, we are rich in time. We have all the time in the world to write, read, learn about the world, teach our daughter, be together. The struggle to find a balance between work and family is virtually non-existent.
So you see there's a trade-off.
When Keola starts working again, we will finally be able to get back on our feet financially, but our time together will suffer. Keola's bond with Noweo is special because he's been there with her nearly all day every day since she was born. Not many men get to say that, and we doubt that he will have the same opportunities with our other children.
Isn't it interesting that as some challenges fade, others come into focus?
We might as well be satisfied with the here and now, because believe it or not, there is a lot of good going on if we shift our focus on the positive. Besides, it won't be this way for long, and eventually these days of struggle and stress and longing for something better will be thought of with a twinkle in our eye as "the good 'ole days."