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you are not missing out…

August 10, 2012
missing out

missing out

i promise. things might not be going the way that you thought they were going to go, but there is so much fullness and life all around you. all you need to do is open your eyes. there is always a lesson to be learned. something for you to glean from your experiences. there is always more for you to become and beauty to find in your journey.

ever since becoming pregnant, i have been battling a fear. at first, i didn’t know what exactly it was… then laying in bed one night i realized where this fear was coming from. i was afraid that somehow being pregnant meant that i would be missing out on something. that i wouldn’t be able to accomplish as much in my business. to be honest, i think all moms have this fear. it’s this crazy balancing act we call motherhood. this isn’t to say i wasn’t totally thrilled about being pregnant… i just didn’t know what it meant for my business.

but you don’t have to be a mom or pregnant to have this fear. i think we all have this thought at one point in time. that if we make a certain choice in our lives, that we will miss out somewhere else. or that somehow we are not doing enough to get to our dreams, that we are missing out on some big opportunity. or even worse, we compare ourselves to what other women are accomplishing instead of being realistic for who we are and what we really want out of life. i may not be accomplishing as much as some of my favorite artists, but would i want their crazy busy life? probably not.

if anything, this pregnancy has really forced me to stop and think about what i really want. how do i want my pregnancy to look? my last two pregnancies i didn’t have a job. but that doesn’t mean that i can’t keep working this time around. how do i want my life to look and feel after having a baby? i get to decide. i have a choice.

and the truth is that this baby is going to be an amazing addition to my life. this baby is going to contribute to my journey, not take away from it. all of our experiences, when we embrace them with our whole heart, will help us become who we are supposed to be. as soon i started to embrace this season, i found all sorts of blessings that i didn’t see before. how could i be missing out when this experience is shaping who i am?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 11, 2012 7:30 am

    it’s on ongoing “battle” to stay in the present and embrace the moment…as moms we all seem to have a natural bent to look back with regret (wondering what could have been…or what we could have done better) or to look ahead with anxiety (wondering what we won’t be able to do or what mountain is seemingly too high to climb, etc.) Thanks for reminding me to land in the “now”….embrace the present moment and celebrate what is in our grasp. Looking back and looking ahead just seems to always steal the present. I’m taking a deep breath and hitting SEND…..

  2. August 12, 2012 6:27 pm

    Congratulations! 🙂

  3. September 4, 2012 8:50 am

    Thank you for this! I have this same fear, but I am learning that life will never be the same and our new baby will just be an absolute blessing in our life…even though some things will have to change, they will change for the better! 🙂

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