Impossible? More Like… Normal.

More often than not, we view situations as “impossible,” despite having not experienced them personally. I am not sure how I would handle being unemployed, disabled, or the parent of a chronically ill child- just to name a few. But there are scenarios and situations in your life that other people consider impossible; and when you realize this, you realize that impossible isn’t impossible at all – it’s normal!

I am a single mom to one amazing 7 1/2 month old baby boy, Jacob. I am the chef, the dry cleaner, the maid, the doctor, nanny, counselor, teacher, friend, taxi, and mother. I once wrote a blog about my daily schedule when my infant was still waking up to eat at night and after reading it aloud, I felt like a super woman.

I will tell you that breastfeeding my son was an exhausting experience that sometimes felt impossible – and others who heard about my ordeal questioned how I was able to cope. However, even with setbacks and sleepless nights, the daily tasks of caring for my infant and working full-time never seemed beyond my capacity.

I have pondered this for some time now   – and I’ve come to the conclusion that when you have no other choice, what seems impossible to others becomes normal for you. I won’t lie to you and tell   you that my sanity isn’t questioned from time to time, but for the most part things run more smoothly than you might think.

The next time you’re presented with a seemingly impossible situation, don’t think, “I could never do this, I have to bail!” Instead, tackle the challenge — I bet you’ll be surprised with the strength you didn’t realize you had.

Catherine is the Social Media Marketing Assistant for Vitacost.com and mom to Jacob, who covets his Sassy Phone Of My Own as if it were the only toy on Earth. When it comes to tackling the seemingly “impossible” task of making dinner, she relies heavily on Simply Asia Soup Bowls.  

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