Get Uncomfortable

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get uncomfortable

I’ve been a mother for close to six years now and I’m still trying to figure out how to keep it together, raise a family and not lose myself in the process. I love my children, my husband and our beautiful life together but…I also love me. And don’t I need to be taken care of first before I can full-heartedly take care of my loves? How will I show my girls how to dream big and make it happen if I don’t do it? Children learn best by example, right?

I have three young daughters and the fine line of balancing the family needs versus my own is an act that exhausts me on a daily basis, maybe even hourly. It exhausts me so much that when I finally get some quiet time to process my thoughts, I usually throw my hands up in the air, say forget it and go do the dishes. Or I say that oh so famous line…“I’ll do it later.” And we all know what happens to that “I’ll do it later” pile. So what do I end up doing? I go and get comfortable on the couch.

I’ve read enough articles, watched enough television and listened to enough podcasts to know this one thing for sure…to make BIG things happen, you need to GET UNCOMFORTABLE and step outside of your comfort zone. And when I say big things, I’m really saying…things that are important to ME, things that are vital to keeping MY spirit alive. That sounds pretty selfish, doesn’t it? Maybe it does, but I’m determined to be the best I can be and to be the best example for my girls.

A snippet of my daily record keeping of this year long challenge:

Day 5/365… I just announced to the world wide web my decision to ‘Get Uncomfortable’ this year. Talk about being uncomfortable…

Feel free to hold me accountable!

What’s your word?

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