I'm steering away from my simple list today to dive a bit deeper into what's motivating me this week.
Earlier this week I was caught up in another late night at work. My little tired brain and my little (but getting bigger) tired body numbly went about finishing the minute detailed tasks to get ready for the next day...
When a truth hit me, like it so often does when I'm numbly going about the minute detailed tasks- "This is my life!"
It may seem like a simple statement. A simple known truth. But to me, someone who often fantasizes about all the different lives I could be leading- horsebackriding in Texas, kneading bread in Tuscany, rocking a sweet peacoat in San Francisco- it's a truth my heart periodically reminds me to appreciate.
I've had moments in my life when this truth is something I'm rather terrified of. Something I naively thought I could run away from. Something I felt I had settled for.
Here I stand, light years away from that shaky, terrified girl. Here I stand with achy feet, Miller taking an hour to wrangle into a fresh diaper, my laundry mountaining up on the bedroom floor, a new life about to "tornado" our settled routines.
Here I stand. A wife. A mother. A friend. A woman.
This is my life!
I'm loving every second of it.