Finally Getting Started!
So glad you decided to drop in! It is my hope that this can be a place for you to sit down with a steaming cup of coffee and be encouraged to look up from all the busyness of your life and reflect on if your life is reflecting your priorities. What parts of your life do you love? What are the areas in which you long for change?
As a mom of five busy kids, I realize that it is too easy to get caught up in all the craziness of the day and lose sight of what we are looking for in the big picture. I decided to start this blog after spending several years feeling frustrated with my days not looking like I had pictured. I had the sense of being constantly in survival mode and longed for something better. Failure felt like my constant companion.
It wasn’t until I took the time to really reflect on what I was trying to accomplish as mom during my years with my kids, that I really felt like I made some progress. Sure I needed to keep people fed, take them to activities, keep them in clean clothes and keep their environment somewhat clean, but what was I trying to accomplish beyond that? What were my priorities? I plan to check in weekly to look at the answers to some of these questions for our family and hope to use the blog to cheer other women on who have the same desire to live their lives out intentionally by prioritizing those things that are most important to them.
I will also be sharing about some different areas that I love pursuing. Staying home with five kids has offered many opportunities to see how I can creatively make our budget go further. This has included learning how to treasure hunt at thrift stores as well as entering the world of better grocery shopping through couponing. I will be sharing some of the ways this has worked for our family and helped us stretch our budget so we have been able to do more for less. This is one of the areas I really enjoy, as well as decorating for less through the fun items that can be found at thrift stores.
I’m on a quest to seek to replace “good” things with our “best” things. Those “best” things are different for each of us depending on what season of life we are in and what our individual gifts are. Do you ever feel like you are barely keeping your head above water and are just surviving? What is it you are trying to accomplish? What will matter about your day 20 years from now?