I don’t know if it’s nearing my mid 30’s, adjusting to life with 2 kids, or the climate of the world we’re living in, but I’ve been thinking a lot about my purpose these days. This has been a difficult year and I’ll admit, sometimes I wonder what the heck I’m doing. Am I making the most of my talents? Am I spending my time wisely? Am I proud of the example I am setting for my children?
It’s so easy to feel stuck, isn’t it? To feel like there isn’t enough time, that you don’t know where you’ll find the time, and that you’re not sure it’ll ever be the right time. Time is a funny thing. It passes too quickly and yet instead of creating change, we wallow in our present reality.
On my drive into work these last few weeks I’ve been listening to “You are a Badass” and I couldn’t help but chuckle about her perspective on time management. We’ve all been there. We don’t have time to read a book, cook a healthy meal, or shave our legs and yet we’ll spend 30 minutes looking for our cell phone when it’s lost, 20 minutes sitting in a drive thru, and over an hour scrolling through Instagram. The time exists! We just aren’t using our time wisely!
My hope and prayer is that I have many years ahead of me, but the older I get the more I am reminded of how precious this life is! While I can’t change everything this second, what I can do is to make the most of moment before me, be smart about my time, and begin working towards my passions, even if the end result isn’t completely sorted out.
In my professional career I always say, “don’t close a door that you haven’t knocked on or that hasn’t been closed for you”. It’s so easy to live in fear and to close a door before it’s meant to be closed. Don’t close the door because you don’t think you’ll have time. Don’t close the door because you don’t think you’ll be qualified. Don’t close the door because you’re scared of the word “No”. Knock on the door, push yourself into the uncomfortable, and see what happens!
Fear keeps us from seeing the possibilities and from living in the wow! I don’t know what my own future holds, but this year has shown me that life is far too precious and far too important to not be doing exactly what you love each and every day! My purpose shifted again after becoming a mom of 2, but what I do know is that I must live a life in which I am fully present for my children, am helping others to be their best self, and am creating a home that is filled with laughter, lots of sunshine, and a drive for the future.
Live in the wow! If you can’t find your wow, start knocking! You have the time, you just need to make your goals and dreams a priority! Stop dreaming and start doing!