Many of you that know me and are closer to me, know I consistently work like 100 hours a week…..busy, can’t get into trouble, right?! haha! And being a work-a-holic, is my *safe-happy place* ….
But also keeps the mind busy, and I remember my mom used to say, “if you are awake, you are to be productive and profitable” — no lazy in our house! lol
But more recently, I have always *known* to do this, but the last *while* found myself falling back into the routine of *skipping ‘me’* and just doing for everyone else…and so I have been taking more time off, granted only a little at a time, but moments here and there for *just me*…..
It has been refreshing, and very much needed, I know….
And in that – I have reflected…..SO much has *changed through my life….
I talked w a friend on my career and how 17 years ago, if you’d have told me I would be teaching and coaching others in life and business and traveling every month, speaking on stages all over the world to thousands of people, and companies and organizations would be calling me, hiring me to speak and train their employees and salespeople….
I would have said you are crazy! (I was completely content w being the quiet cute little christian house wife w 4 kids and homeschooling and hiding behind my computer creating websites, branding and marketing for others and pushing them to the top) lol
Then talking to another friend, so much in my life has changed the last 7 years, many major losses, including Bryan, father in law, my grand father, grandaddy-in-law, grandmother-in-law, our family dog of 13 years, my mom…..
But also on the same, so many good things, getting my health back restored, my business tremendously excelling, meeting many incredible people and being able to connect others in so many incredible ways, finally finding someone to spend the rest of my life with, who totally makes my life complete……
SO many *God-winks* I cannot even begin to explain and relate, although I try to often and always try to remember to give Him the praise and glory….
When we truly *reflect* and get *out of ourselves* — many times we find we can quit focusing on the few things that *aren’t* as perfect as we want them to be yet, and be SO incredibly thankful and grateful for the many things that ARE way more than we ever thought they could be or would be………