It happens to all of us.
Life. Things “not in the plan” and things that break our heart. Life happens.
And sometimes life is good. Really, really good. Happy, blissed out awesomeness. But sometimes, life is hard.
Life recently got hard for me. Lots of big changes and big decisions. Without going into all the details I can tell you that I am living at home with my mom and my husband is not with me.
Hard. Very hard.
But, sometimes we have to make tough choices that go against everything we have been working toward. Sometimes we have to look deep in our hearts and trust our instincts and our intuition. We have to trust our hearts. And do what we know is best, even when it is hard. Even when it is not in the plan.
Sometimes the plan is not what we need. And what we need takes us on an entirely different path. And that is okay.
Even if is hard.
Here is what I am learning as I go through this and find my way again…
1. I am amazing. I stand for things that matter. I know what is best for me and my children and I am willing to take the actions necessary to do what is right for us. That, I know takes courage and makes me awesome.
2. Friends are so needed. Not just in these times of need, but always. And true friends, they always know what to say and what you need.
3. My mom is a rock. She is there for me no matter what and I am learning from her everyday how to do that so I can always be here for my kids.
4. Hope for the future and for what is possible will always carry the day if you let it.
5. I have to trust myself – no matter what. The answers are here in me, all I have to do is listen.
6. Forgiveness is powerful. It gives even the ugly stuff space to be. It doesn’t mean I have to choose the ugly stuff for my life, but I can let it be and not have to change it or fix it.
7. Children are incredible. They roll with life in such an easy way. We have so much to learn from them.
I share this with you because I think it is important. Whatever life throws at us, the big stuff and the small stuff, we can take some of this and apply it:
- Friends matter.
- Trust yourself.
- Hope and dream no matter what.
- Listen and pay attention (especially to what our kids have to say)
- Be courageous even if it takes you down a different path.
And with that, I am wishing you (and me) love, joy, peace, compassion, courage, clarity, and celebration.
Celebrate all that this life has to offer, even when the poo hits the fan.