July 20, 2013

life is about creating yourself.

This week I have been thinking a lot about myself...how I carry myself, what I want to make of my life, and how I need to make me a better me...you know, become the woman that I want to be.  

I have always been a futuristic thinker. I like to make plans...I like to know what is going on.  Here recently, I have learned that it is okay not to have plans.  It's okay to let God grab you by the underpants and drag you...especially if it is something that you don't want to do.  God has a way of making us feel comfortable in the uncomfortable.

Go ahead and tell me that I have the rest of my life to become the woman that I want to be, but we don't know how long the rest of our life may be, so why not start now?  

I work in a predominantly male industry, but the women that I work with are some of the most independent, career driven women I have ever met in my life.  They arrive early, work late, and put every ounce of their soul into the career that they love. They make me want to work harder and to be better at what I do...and is just one of the many traits that I hope I can have as my professional career develops and grows.  

Then, I look at the women around me that spend each day of their life raising a family and being involved in the community. It is absolutely beautiful to see the love they have for their home and those in need. 

And then there are women that in a time similar to me...trying to develop those characteristics, trying to become the woman that they need to be for the Lord and for those around them.

Lately I have been trying too hard to find myself...and I realize that finding myself isn't going to help me figure out what I like or how I am supposed to live this life of mine.  

Life is meant to be created.  Life is meant to be lived.  I spend more time thinking about it than I actually do living it...and beginning today...that changes.  

Stay tuned for the change that is about to happen!