Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Uncomfortable Side of Growth
A couple weeks ago, I shared a post about how excited I am for 2015, how I'm ready to start where I am, walk by faith, live on purpose, and fearlessly pursue my passions.
Not to blow my own horn or anything, but it was a good post. Solid. Strong. Inspiring. Full of you-can-do-it-ness.
And that's great and all, but what the post didn't talk about was the uncomfortable side of growth. You see, 2015 is not going to be an easy year. Not by any means. It's not going to be a happy-go-lucky-dancing-in-a-field-of-daisies kind of year.
It's gonna be hard.
It's gonna be uncomfortable.
It's gonna be a bit of a struggle.
But that's okay. Because at some point in 2015, we're going to learn how to push pass mess and stress to pursue our passions, do that thing we've always wanted to do (whether it be getting a degree, traveling, seizing that opportunity we've always wanted to seize, or making solid strides to pay off our debt).
At some point in 2015, we're going to learn to love ourselves and respect our limits, we're going to learn that "no" is a complete sentence and we're going to use that word with no regrets.
At some point in 2015, we're going to learn to communicate effectively. Because we deserve to be fully understood.
At some point in 2015, we're going to learn that fear is faith that it won't work out. But we're going to learn that it will work out, it always does, and that we have nothing to be fearful of.
At some point in 2015, we're going to see that this parenting thing has it's ups and downs, but we're capable, we're doing the best that we can, and our children are gonna be quite alright.
It may be hard, it may be uncomfortable, it may be a struggle. But, at some point this year, we're going to realize that we're actually going after our goals, doing that damn thing, rocking it out, and kicking some ass!