Tell me, are you still doing the challenge? It’s tough to stick with something, I know. If you’ve stuck with the challenge, good for you! I can’t wait to hear how it’s going! If you’ve had some trouble, or thrown in the towel, or have just been busy, I get it. No worries, but might I encourage you to keep going? Just pick up where you are and keep on. I promise you that if you commit, you will see a change in your life for the better. I really believe that.
Okay, here’s my update. First things first…
I don’t want to regret my life. I want to live full and whole and present, even in the mundane, because it’s where God has placed me. I want to be aware of my time and how I’m spending it; I want serve God with my life. I want to pass “real life” onto my children; I don’t want them wired. I want to build strong relationships with my family and the people around me. I don’t want to be a slave to anything, because I am free.
That was the “why” I put in the eBook, and it’s still true. However, I don’t see my life as mundane anymore. I love my life and I am the happiest and content I’ve been in about four years. I have slowly taken things off my plate and have chosen to keep the proverbial plate nearly empty. My priorities right now are in nurturing my marriage, raising my kids, being hospitable, getting to know my neighbors better, and writing my book. And this is enough. It’s a good enough, too, and it’s full and good and I’m at peace.
I am living my life, and I know that if I keep on this trajectory, not getting side-tracked, I will be able to look back on my life in 15-20 years and say, “I’m happy with how I lived; I lived well.” I couldn’t say that a year ago, but I can say it confidently now. Thank God, truly, because He’s the One who made it clear that I would regret my life if I stayed on the path I was on, doing too much. I am quite content to just keep close to my family and my community and do some writing. I really believe in what Sally said to me a few years ago: “We really need women who will do the work now with their families so they have something to say later.” Yes, please, let that be me. I want to have something real to say later, after I’ve “done the work” of loving my man, raising my babes, and serving the people who God has put around me.
I’m not bragging, I’m just…grateful to have woken up to my own life.
Alright friends, your turn. How’s it going? Tell me about it! Feel free to link-up a post about your experience (good, bad, or in-between) below. Make sure to link directly to your post. If you don’t have a blog, just leave a comment!