YOU CAN DO HARD THINGS
I've been hearing this quote several times in the past week - almost like it's the universe SHOUTING IT AT ME. It's been a really good reminder. Life is full of seasons, things can be challenging but hard doesn't have to be a bad thing.
If you've been following along with me, you know I've been working my butt off before this baby comes to make some extra cash and secure more hours towards our healthcare benefits.
When I first mentioned I was doing this... what I thought my girlfriends would say, was, "OMG YOU ARE INSANE." Because that's what I was thinking in my head. Here I am, 7 months pregnant, with a toddler... and I'm also running a full time blog that takes up most of my time.
And yes, I'm about to sign on to do (still undetermined) amount of weeks on a job that typically can require 10-14 hour days, 5 days a week.
But you know what the response I got was? It floored me.
Every. Single. One. of my friends said something along the lines of this:
"YOU ARE A BADASS."
"I LOVE THAT YOU'RE DOING THIS."
"YOU GOT THIS MAMA!"
It's now been 3 weeks. And sure, I've got special circumstances. I can't carry huge amounts of shopping bags, sometimes I need days off for several doctors appointments and childcare, but all of that aside I CANNOT BELIEVE I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS.
Yes, I doubted myself. Greatly.
But holy $^%& !!!!! I had almost forgotten how rewarding it could be to DO HARD THINGS.
So, to the girl who's afraid of overcommitting herself. Or taking a job outside the house. Or deciding to stay home with her kids. Or to make ANY sort of big life change.
JUST DO IT. YOU GOT THIS.
Don't forget that life is full of seasons - and nothing lasts forever. All you can do is go UP from here. Give it your best shot and then tell me about it - you are what inspires me!
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