You Can Do This

When my alarm went off at 6 this morning, I hit snooze. I wanted to get up but I also didn’t want to get up. It was one of those moments when I was having a good dream and just wanted to dwell in that peaceful place for a while. There was also part of me that didn’t want to get up and work out.

And then I remembered the four words that I currently have on my letterboard that I look at several times a day:

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I got out of bed, took Persephone out in the few inches of snow and then I got ready. I turned on my workout and I started. Today’s workout wasn’t super hard, but it felt so good to be getting up and moving my body.

Yesterday was the first time in months (maybe years) that I really made an effort to get up and work out. I want to be healthy and active. I’ve been thinking about this for several months now, and you know that saying about how when the student is ready, the teacher appears? Well, that’s totally what happened with me. I was ready and a friend from the next ward over helps women get healthy and form healthy habits and now here I am.

Working out two days in a row and excited to work out again tomorrow. I’ve also felt more of a drive to work on my book and change some other small habits that I’ve been thinking about.

Every morning we have a choice. I wrote last week about how I got up because of a quote from one of my favorite authors and today it was the words on my letterboard. Find the things that motivate you. Get up, move your body, chase your dreams. I can’t wait to hear about them and share mine with you.

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This image doesn’t really have anything to do with the post, other than when I see turtles it feels like my own little message from God or the universe that I’m on the right track (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, go read The Universe Has Your Back) and when I went to add my end signature, I saw this and had to share. Good things are happening.

This image doesn’t really have anything to do with the post, other than when I see turtles it feels like my own little message from God or the universe that I’m on the right track (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, go read The Universe Has Your Back) and when I went to add my end signature, I saw this and had to share. Good things are happening.

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What I Learned From My Baby Today

As I was sitting in the bathroom, watching Von play in the tub. I felt that familiar feeling of 'not enough' creep in. I asked myself if I really was 'enough of a mom' to talk about motherhood and mom life here on my blog and on social media.

Even as I type that, it makes me laugh a little. Of course I'm 'enough of a mom' because I am a mom. Whether you have one baby or twelve, you're a mother. The amount of kids doesn't change that fact.

And then I started thinking. One of my favorite bloggers, Erica, mention a while ago how as women we're constantly bombarded with messages that often seem to conflict. 'You are enough' and 'you were made for more' how can we be enough but also be made for more at the same time?

Tonight, as I watched Von play in the tub it hit me.

Von is enough. Just as she is. She's perfect and smart and learning and happy and she's a baby. Which means she's also made for more, she isn't going to be a baby forever. Every day she grows a little more, learns a little more, and becomes a little more.

We're like that too. We're all God's children. And because of Him, we are enough. We are alive and being alive makes us enough, just as we are. But just like little babies, we're also made for more. We all have greatness inside of us. We can all do more than we think we can.

I think I sometimes get caught up in this though. The need to be more right now, right away. Even though no one said that I needed to have all of my goals and dreams accomplished right now. That's often an expectation that I put on myself.

Tonight Von taught me that I am enough and that I'm made for more. That I have so much potential, and that I don't have to hit that success right now. I can grow, little by little, day by day just like she does.

We are enough. You are enough. And you are also made for more.

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