When I close my eyes at night, and my mind begins whirling with worry.
When the questions of my worth become highlighted in the darkness.
When the fear of not figuring out the next chapter stares down at me as I try to sleep.
With deep breathes, on repeat, until sleep comes, I remind myself.
It’s a wish and an affirmation. It steadies my heart and reminds me to stop the rush and remember the plan.
I choose to stay at home with my kids.
This time is not forever, it is for now.
I will work to stay present with them now.
I will miss this when it’s gone.
What is mine will find me.