Tuesday, October 7, 2008

One small step at a time.

I was reading my friends blog yesterday and was inspired. She titled that day’s entry as purging + purifying, going on to describe the small changes she was wanting to make in her daily life, one step at a time. This is a goal that I have wanted to take on as my own, changing my self, to become more like Christ, one small step at a time.

I have a tendency to take on the world. I want to make a change in my life and I feel like it has to be BIG! And then I get overwhelmed and just give up. That is a rather exhausting way to live your life, honestly!

On discovering that I am going to be a mom I have realized one thing, that I CANNOT do it all. Being pregnant is one of the most exhausting things ever…. At the end of every day I feel as though I have climbed mount Everest, when all I have done is sit at a computer all day, occasionally getting up to go to the printer (which is five steps from my desk). I do not have the energy I once had, and it has made me realize that my lofty goals of not only having a spotless home, but of being a famous author, painter, and at some point entrepreneur, are just too much to take on all at once. Like my friend said in her blog, “For me it is important to start slowly, not expect to much of myself, and to celebrate small victories(not dwell on the failures).” Right on sister friend is what I say.

So here’s to starting slowly, celebrating small victories and starting on the road to becoming a better, less stressed person!