I can't give proper credit for this image because I found it on several websites. Apologies to the artist!!
I feel like I am heading into a new season in my life. First, I am now a mother of two. I am still figuring out what the perfect dynamic should be - how to split my attention and affection in a way that meets both of my girls' needs, as well as those of my husband. It will be even more challenging now that I am back to work.
I am finally vested in my church's MOPS group. I have been a member since 2010, but up until now I haven't been fully committed. After evaluating all the activities and friendships in my life and pruning as a result, I realized that the relationships with these amazing Godly women I am surrounded by need to be nurtured and made more of a priority.
I am also finally committed to my church. I loved it the moment I first visited two years ago, but I was emotionally torn by some conflicting guilt I had regarding my religious upbringing. Earlier this year I felt compelled to go back to the church of my youth, mainly to explore the feelings I was struggling with. After a few months, I realized my decision to move on from there was the right one for both me and my family. Without a doubt, CCC is my church home now, and I look forward to growing in Christ there.
I will be discovering what work feels like for me now. When I earned my promotion, I was already 6 months pregnant. I admittedly wasn't truly focused and didn't give 100% to my new position. Now that my leave is over, I need to concentrate on being a great manager and reassure my boss that she didn't make a mistake by hiring me. But I need to do this with care and balance, knowing that I have workaholic tendancies.
My BFF Steph and I will be venturing out on a new wellness journey next month. We are working out the details now, but I am very excited about it. I saw a quote on a friend's Facebook page that said, "There are 9 months until summer. A new person is born in 9 months." What a great sentiment!! I can't wait to celebrate the birth of the new me. (Of course, fitting back into my pre-pregnancy pants is my first goal!)
After a brief bumpy period with my hubby, I feel us coming back together again - our relationship stronger than ever. He is truly a wonderful man, and I am so grateful that he puts up with me! I am falling in love with him all over again and am committed to taking better care of our marriage.
I also hope to be better about writing. I've neglected this blog and my journals for far too long. (I know, I know - I always say that and never follow through!) But it really does help to keep me balanced. As my friend Chelle puts it, writing is free therapy!
So here's to a new season and a fresh start. Isn't it wonderful to know that it is never too late to start over again?