Today’s society not only requires us to be homemakers, good lovers, have ambitious careers, and be awesome DIY parents but it now also wants us to now have a “side hustle” that makes us extra money! It is a tad exhausting to even think about. We all enter the race, scope out the competition(on social media of course), and none of us make it to the finish line. None. Of. Us.
A little over a year ago I put on my blinders and stopped looking around me and decided I am just going to do me. Trust me when I say it is easier said then done. I thought a lot about what matters to “Holly” and what I need in my life to be my best self. For me doing my devotionals and spending time with God by reading the Bible, a christian book, or praying makes me feel on top of the world. It also helps me focus on making the right decisions for me and my family. I attend a woman’s bible study once a week that is helping me grow into a better mom, wife, and friend. I also make it my mission to get to church every Sunday even when I am doing it all on my own when Jordan is working. Jordan and I map out time each week to spend together which we realised we need. When it comes to the kids I most enjoy getting outside with them in nature. I work part-time hours as an LPN at our local hospital. My side hustle you could say is this blog but I am not doing it for money or fame let’s be real the most comments I get on here is one/post from my BFF(thanks Rebecca). I blog because I love it and it is something just for me. If I have 5 minutes to myself you will find me reading because I have learned that reading really makes me happy!
I am BUSY just like all of you are. I am busy doing the things I love though and spending time with the people I love. If you’ve seen a picture posted of my clean house then my kids probably ate hot-dogs for supper. I cannot do it ALL. I am in a place where I can truly admire what the people around me are doing instead of feeling the need to keep up. I am really happy and celebrating when my friends remodel, get a new job, or go on really cool vacation. If I have those moments of “ugh I wish we could afford to buy a…boat, cabin, all inclusive vacation” I look around at all the joy I have surrounding my life and my “5 things that make me happy” really helps with that.
My challenge to you this week is to look at your “busy” and see how you can change it to work better for you. Maybe it means bringing a good book and a latte to those early morning hockey practices, starting a blog like I did, or taking something off the list with no regrets and using that scary word “no” the next time your asked to add to your schedule.
Leave me a comment and let me know how you make out…speaking of making out it’s date night over here so I’ll see you all back here Friday!