I’ve had a humbling month, to say the least. Today I wanna talk about the ugly truth behind the pretty pictures.
There’s no better recipe for an anxiety attack than a toddler mid-tantrum, a bothered, screaming baby, a disaster around every corner, and approximately 452 action-items on my to-do list.
Sometimes, a highlight reel and pretty, bright pictures make it seem that way, but I have days that feel reminiscent to a natural disaster, inside my house and inside my head.
Strawberries smashed into the area rug, stressing over a list of emails to send and scheduling to do, unrelenting stress and postpartum depression, a pile of dirty dishes in the sink, and a new frontier in photography to master (flash photography, oiiiii), and feeling like I’m screaming into the void with my website and blog.
And that’s the skinny.
Yes, I’m now implementing new time-saving strategies to maintain the home and business so I have time for the girlies (which mostly involve waking up even earlier…*insert distressed emoji here*)
But honestly, through it all, what this whole endeavor of entrepreneurship and motherhood has taught me, is though many very humbling and hard moments make me want to throw in the towel, that there is hope for an incredible tomorrow. That every day of struggle is a day closer to my dreams becoming my reality.
It’s taught me to have hope.
Every step I take will wear in my path. Every tear will make my spirit stronger. My God is bigger and better than all my weakness, strength, shortcomings, and successes, and I trust His plan for my life.
I just want to encourage you today if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the hustle and grind that you’re investing everything you’ve got into.
I want to lift you up and say you’re friggen amazing, talented, and so crazy-beautiful!
Promise me that today you ‘ll take a moment to yourself, take a deep breath (and relax those shoulders!), and know that all your hardships, setbacks, mistakes, and humbling moments are just stepping stones toward your better career, better life, and better you.
Promise me that you’ll take care of yourself today. That you’ll take a walk. Call a friend. Eat a cookie. Kiss a baby in your life (because THAT, my friend, is MONEY). And hustle on.
Know that when things feel ugly and your work feels fruitless, that I think you’re a wonderful human being, and I know that you’re on your way to doing incredible things that only YOU can do!
Love you all so much,
and shine on,