Monday 20 November 2017

Monday Motivation 12 - Moments matter

Monday morning again and I'll admit to struggling to find any motivation at the moment. Tension is mounting for the big decision heading our way next week - it will be life changing although we've no idea in what way.

However, I couldn't let anyone down and so this is what I came up with:

'Collect moments, not things.'

As Christmas is fast approaching (yes! I said the C-word!), it is tempting to get caught up in the material aspect of it all, and I'd be kidding myself if I said I wasn't going to. However, it's the experience as a whole which matters so much more to me. I am looking forward to having family around and trying to have as little pressure on everyone as possible so we can all eat, drink and be merry - exactly what Christmas is all about in my eyes!

Anyone who knows me knows that I love photos, and I love reliving happy moments. Getting out of the house with Sasha has proven to be a real challenge over the past few weeks and I've had to be inventive to manage it at all.

Yesterday though, we had a pre-booked session to go ice skating, which we did as a family last year. This year eldest girl is doing full on rehearsals for a big show so she couldn't join us, but I'd decided to still take Sasha along as any activity out of the house is a positive.

Sadly the 30 minute car journey to get there made Sasha feel 'nauseous' (her word!) but she did manage half an hour of skating before we left early. I'm so glad we went; time getting out of the house and making memories is so precious. 

Sasha beamed when she heard that the skating session would be full of other autistic children and their families - she had been worried it would be too busy for her but I really feel she relaxed about it when she felt she would be with others like her. That has been one of the main drivers behind her leaving her mainstream school. I just hope her wishes are granted and she can get back to feeling she belongs somewhere again soon.

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