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My Future is Up to Me (and yours is up to you)

I had a realization one morning. I was going about my usual morning routine to get ready for work, thinking about my home, my bills, and the now of life, which led to thinking about my retirement and wondering how I will save enough to support myself through the future. (My thoughts tend to snowball.) After all, as a divorced mom, the future is up to me. There are not two incomes to support the now and the future. There is one. Mine. And it must do both: the now and  the future. Is it enough? Which tends to lead to the more difficult question: Am I enough? Let that sink in. Am I – on my own – enough? This is a question a lot of us ask ourselves, I'm sure. The answer now comes out of necessity. Yes, I am enough. I have to be enough. Because that is what I have to work with. I could ignore it, pretend the future will be just fine without me having to think about it, but we all know that isn’t the case. I need to actively plan for it, actively take care of myself and my son. This is h