Today I wanted to take a moment to chat about my mom's hospitalization.
Last week I went off to New York City. I had this trip planned for over a month a month. The plan was to reconnect, explore the city and go to tan event called Strong New York.
A week before going, I got the phone call nobody ever wants to get.
I had noticed that my mom was not answering me much during one of her favorite days, her birthday.
It was strange, so I talked to my stepdad and he informed me that she had been hospitalized.
You see... my mom is an amazing woman.
She is a force. On top of that, she is ALWAYS checking in on me and the rest of the family.
She's 63 years old, and a perfectionist who literally puts 110% into everything she does.
With that, however, comes a tremendous amount of pressure and stress.
So much so that she spiraled into something called Psychosis. This causes paranoia and detachment from reality.
When I went home, I had to drive 2 hours to her hospital just to see her for a short time.
When I looked at her I just held her. She was physically in front of me, but mentally her shine was gone, her light was gone. She was barely there. She didn't fully notice me.
This was heartbreaking.
While the doctors said with time she will become herself again, I am still worried that she will never be the same or have that same light.
Why am I sharing this?
So this is a reminder. Whatever it is that you are going through. Do NOT forget to take a moment to breathe, to get movement in, and take care of YOU.
Thank you for reading and allowing me to be vulnerable and real with you.
Through this all I am focusing on a few projects but also giving myself to breathe.