There have been a lot of life changes for me since the beginning of 2017. Change can be hard and scary. Change can also be exactly what one needs if the timing is right and the type of change is meant to be.
My personal compass for knowing when change is the right thing is when all of life’s pieces fall in to place effortlessly once the change begins. There’s that detail you feared might pose a huge problem and then all of sudden a solution reveals itself and that detail is no longer an issue. You open that window and are afraid you might have to weather a monsoon but all of a sudden you realize the sun is finally shining in your room instead of the dark clouds you’ve been battling.
If you stop and listen to the universe or God or whatever you choose to call your higher power, you’ll find the answers are always there you just have to be open to them. You have to let go of fear. You have to listen to your own voice and trust that your compass will steer you in the right direction and that the universe will provide and open up if you put forth positive energy.
The pieces are falling in to place for me and I am so utterly grateful. It’s been a tough few years for me. It’s been a time of intense upheaval and many brick walls sending the strong message, “WRONG WAY!”
I floundered and kept banging my head against those brick walls because I was scared of turning around and walking down that unknown and seemingly unpredictable path. I finally took that first step and fell down the rabbit hole. A rabbit hole that has been waiting for me to be ready to accept. I am ready now and the rewards have been tremendous.
Today my heart is full of gratitude. Today my heart is light. Today my heart isn’t worried because validation touches me at every turn.
I started this blog nearly 2 years ago as an outlet for me to help me adjust to my new life as a mom. I didn’t really have a specific direction in mind but just knew that I wanted and needed to write about that which I find interesting, inspiring, and fun.
Writing in a public platform like a blog can be a little scary because everything I put out there is up for scrutiny from others. Everything I write about is a glimpse into me and what makes me tick. This form of exposure (for lack of a better word) is not for everyone and that’s okay. For me, I find it therapeutic, fun, inspiring, and expanding. Some posts are fun. Some posts are informative. Some posts are revealing and on the deeper side of life. I’ve been having fun growing this blog and becoming a part of the blogging community. I have no real end goal or milestone I desire to reach for this blog other than to continue to be inspired and start a conversation.
On the flip side, exposing oneself in this facet makes one vulnerable to negativity and criticism.
Recently, I’ve been experiencing such negativity and quite frankly, it sucks. It feels so violating and hurtful. It feels so personal. It feels malicious.
I let it get to me for a minute and found myself second guessing a post as I started writing it. I stopped posting on Instagram. I sort of quieted myself briefly. BRIEFLY. The briefness is over.
If I allow the negativity to silence me then negativity wins. If I allow someone’s projected insecurities and shadows darken my light then they win.
So I stand tall and write on in the face of malicious criticism and hurtful rhetoric. I am channeling my inner Elizabeth Warren and persisting. And I’m telling you, to never let the static noise silence you.
Happy Sunday friends!
It’s been a little quiet over here lately with the meal planning. Why you ask? Well, I’m going through a bit of a cooking burn out right now and haven’t been very inspired to cook meals from scratch. You know what? My poor stomach hates me for it. So, it’s back to meal planning and making healthy, made-from-scratch meals.
chicken parmigiana with baked asparagus
grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup
*we like Annie’s soups for a fast weekday meal.
sloppy joes and a salad
Do you ever suffer from cooking burn out? How do you cope with it?