There is something about the start of a school year that intensifies the idea of what is possible. Fresh chapters and blank pages. Crisp notebooks and new friendships.
This year my middle son headed out to start university away from home and it was overwhelming and beautiful. He’s been ready since birth to spread his wings, so the excitement outweighed any anxious thoughts.
As I moved him in and watched my oldest son work welcome week at his school and my youngest prepare her bag and books, I realized that the whole journey is about one thing. Continue reading
I saw an anonymous quote the other day that said, “It’s not who you are that holds you back. It’s who you think you’re not.”
Who you think you’re not.
You might think you’re not smart enough, pretty enough, skinny enough, rich enough, connected enough, successful enough.
The thing is, you are. You have all you need right now to make your wildest dreams come true. You just need to take action. Ask questions. Be willing to fail.
You can spend your whole like thinking about what you want to do. Or you can spend your whole life making it happen.
And the second option makes jumping out of bed in the morning a lot more exciting.
Will people think you’re crazy? Some will. Will people say no? Many will. But you only have one life. Why not live it in a way that makes your heart sing?
As Mary Oliver once said, “What do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
You’re not the kind of person who can’t do anything. You’re the kind of person who can.
And the day came when life wasn’t just about me anymore. I was a mother. I remember the first day I was home alone with my first born. I never left the bedroom all day because that’s where the baby was. When my husband came home from work I asked if he could bring me up a bagel before he left for work the next day so that I could eat. Fast forward to my third child and I was home four hours after giving birth and sending out an announcement by email. The juggling had begun. Continue reading