18th Style

Life is Full of Interruptions and Complications

One of my favorite lines from ‘Love Actually’, and I have many, is “Life is full of interruptions and complications.” 

These disruptions are not always convenient and often force us to pivot.

As a divorced, single mom of three, I know it’s not always easy to ‘just pivot’ but over time I learned it was necessary. 

For example, this is the first article I’ve written here in a long time. Partly because our world was turned upside with the COVID lockdowns and the other because I had to pivot.

I was spinning my wheels as usual working full-time, granted from home, but still working 50+ hours a week, focusing on my kids, my health, staying connected with friends over weekly Zoom happy hour calls and keeping up with 18th Style on Instagram.

I knew something had to give, so I chose to focus on my kids, my health, my friends and my day job.

I know 2020 was a very difficult year for so many and I’m deeply sorry to those who lost loved ones, lost their jobs and suffered setbacks. 

2020 for me, was a year where I was able to spend time with my kids. Time that I will never get back, a time that I am forever grateful for. My oldest leaves for college in September and I can’t imagine what life is going to be like without her here with me everyday.

So as we look ahead, there will be more interruptions and complications, it’s life…but perhaps we can try and focus on what’s in front of us today. Our friends, our family and the little things because as they say…

“Enjoy the little things in life because one day you`ll look back and realize they were the big things

Kurt Vonnegut





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