I want to start with letting you know where this adventure is starting for me. I am a 45 year old wife, mother, grandmother, retiree, and full time student. I will not elaborate to much on the beginning of my journey for mindfulness, however I found myself in a situation beyond my control due to some family issues. Having an adult daughter who is an addict has left me raising my granddaughter for the last few years along with my two sons now 12 and 8. The roller coaster journey that alone brings is enough to make you lose sight of the positive side of life.
Moving forward, I recently retired from a 24 year career to start all over. I decided to retire and attend college full time in the interest of seeking a new career. So, now here I am 45 years old and a full time college student trying to survive in a millennial dominated world. But I am hanging in there. So, between children, school, and family life, I am constantly wondering which direction I am heading.
Now, I am a true believer you must plan for the future, and I often find myself so worried about the future that I am forgetting to enjoy the present. This is what led me to my discovery of Right Here Right Now. In an attempt to give myself a boost, or a little self-care maybe, I subscribed to a couple of different subscription boxes. One of those subscription boxes is the Mindfulness subscription box. In the second box, I received a tiny little RHRN bump box containing a wristband and a rear-view mirror bump.
The first thing I saw when I opened the box was a little card with the word "STOP" in big red letters. I felt like this was meant for me, at that exact moment, as the timing could not have been more perfect. Arriving at a time when I really needed someone to slap me in the face and tell me to look at where I was at that exact moment.
I took that deep breath and looked around. It hit me like a sledgehammer in the gut. My kids, my husband, my friends, and even I need me to live in the moment as well as preparing for the future. I looked at my children and realized how much I have not been as present for them over the last few months as I have been before and how I have been almost rushing them through the days as I do.
At the moment I took that breath and thought about what I was missing in their lives, I decided it was time to learn to slow down and enjoy every moment of my life with my family.
Needless to say, I immediately researched the RHRN website, and after feeling compelled to give my tiny bump box to someone I felt needed the same wake-up call it gave me, I decided to order the premium bump box.
I have of course received my box, and I am thrilled with the contents. Maybe you guys need to do a monthly subscription box. SO, my RHRN journey starts today and I am sure I will let you know how it goes. And I can not thank you enough for the wake-up call.
~ A.S., Florida