2016 has been busy busy busy. But so good. I started with Youth For Christ at the very beginning of the year, and there’s been a big learning curve, but I’m learning to lean on God more than my own strength, and that’s more valuable than a beach vacation. Then there’s the fact that my daughter turned one. I’m still getting over the fact that she’s more toddler than newborn, with LOT’S of personality to boot. She keeps me busy, but she also keeps me grounded in the important things. I understand why they say children redeem their parents. It’s a whole new world as a mom.
Top it all off with Words on Paper launching, running a restaurant’s social media accounts, and training to become a volunteer fitness instructor, my life is back to being the level of busy it was in college. I have to say I like it. While I’m constantly checking myself to create margin and be present in my daughter’s life, having weekly goals and responsibilities has helped me make better use of my time. I’ve found, with a little work, I still have quite a bit of time with my kiddo and my husband and the rest of the people in my life. Life is good, life is full.
Sometimes it scares me that life is good, because I know that like the bad times, it is only a season and one day it could all change. That’s also the pessimist in me; my husband calls me out on that all the time. But I need to enjoy this season, this breath of fresh air. It’s still hard day-in and day-out, but I can thank God during this harvest as I can thank Him in the drought.