The thought came effortlessly but getting the words out did not. Not even close. I felt so ridiculous for even thinking it. How could THAT be the one thing I wanted to do with this opportunity? This is when I stick to the promise I made to myself whenever I found myself in this situation...
Dear Ana, Congratulations! It's been 10 years but you've decided to go down this road again. Please let me be the first to remind you of a few things: No one else gets to do what you do so do what you need to do for yourself. Everyone's journey is so vastly different that even … Continue reading Dear New Pregnant Me From Old Pregnant Me
Welp. I couldn't think of a more motivating reason to write a blog post after almost a month. This happened earlier this month: BAM! All of my goals and fear met at one time! Also, I can't believe Eminem's daughter is now in college... Where does the time go? When I began this journey … Continue reading Happy 2 Year Anniversary: Lessons Learned
If I spend hours working on my appearance first then what time do I have left to exploring my real gifts and talents? If your energy is being invested in your education what is your return and is that return greater than the return on the energy invested in your appearance?
What did happen is that I have found my light. I am allowing it to shine in whatever way it's supposed it. I am allowing ALL of the parts of my journey have their time in the spotlight. I share my successes as well as my failures. I let love take the lead. While I not so secretly remain afraid this will all fall apart, I am enjoying the life love is building for me a hell of a lot more than the one fear ever did. I'm calling fear out every chance I get and every time love has won.
I am not a bystander, I am the conductor. I will take these stretch marks, scars, loose skin, blemishes, freckles, and continue to go on adventure after adventure. Filling my heart full of joy and my head full of memories. That's what I choose.
Here were are. Doing our own thing. Loving, laughing, crying, joking, eye rolling, exploring, learning, and everything else that falls in between these one second snapshots we call a family portrait.