Thursday, May 3, 2012

My Life Lately.

Earlier this week, I was doing a bit of blog reading, and as I caught up on Shannon's blog, her 'Lately' post really struck a chord with me.

In the recent months, I've been trying to do more event/project/recipe/DIY/giveaway based posts, rather than bore all of you with the nitty gritty details of 'a day in my life.' But, I'll admit it, lately I haven't had much time other than to just live according to the daily grind. Maybe it's a rut, but I feel like getting it all out right here might help me get it off my chest, and move on to bigger and better things!

Lately, I've been chugging along with my business, keeping my big clients satisfied, and working to sustain all of the responsibilities that I've already committed to under the 'BOLT' title. I wish I could say that there are also a handful of new and exciting things going on in that slice of my life, but, the truth is, I just haven't had the time (or energy) to grow this business the way I had hoped I would by mid 2012. I have so many great ideas swirling around in my head, but I have been struggling to find the time, and sometimes, the motivation, to kick off some new initiatives. I know the time will come, and I'm excited to be able to say that I have a call scheduled for tomorrow with a new prospect, but it's just been a topic that has been weighing on my mind of late.

Lately, my life has been full of babies: new babies, baby presents, baby showers and baby visits. While I surely have no reason to complain about any of these joyful happenings, I would be lying if I said this current state hasn't given me an awful case of 'the fever.' I feel like I've struggled so much with knowing when the 'right time' would come for us to start our family. It's like I was waiting for God to drop something straight from the heavens that read: "OK, it's time now!' But, that's just not life. I've been trying to keep a level head, to not let it stress me out, and to accept that God has a plan, but, full disclosure, this is much easier said than done. Lucky for me, I get to help welcome four new babies into the world in June, and although this may only cause 'the fever' to intensify, I am over the moon excited to meet each and every one of these beautiful babes!

Are you getting tired of hearing my woes yet? Good, I am, too. But hey, this is my blog, and it was just time for me to air it all out. 

On a more personal note, I'd like to thank all of the special women in my life that have been listening to me babble, cheering me on, and just really being there for me lately. Above all else, I know I have the most incredible girl friends and I feel truly blessed.

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kourtney said...

Girl, you're not alone. I'm in the same rut you are. Just the other day I sat & thought how boring and repetitive our lives are day to day. J & I work, eat, clean, sleep and get up to do the same thing the next day. I think each friend I've ever known has had a baby recently and the fever struck up in me too. Now J is stating how he'd love to be a dad, and he is 'so ready'. So I'm praying, listening and seeing when I'm ready too!

Meagan said...

Having a baby will definitely shake things up! But be prepared to love your baby WAY more than work.

Unknown said...

amazing what the blog world brings isn't it? I am feeling like that too these days. In every way. I hate feeling like there's just not enough time.

Kay said...

My sister is getting married this September and is really struggling with intense baby fever... most likely due to her adorable nephew (aka my son). She is really torn between wanting to start a family right away (she will be 28) or focusing on her career for a few more years... my mom and I had a long discussion about how it must be really hard to make that choice, she and I both got pregnant by surprise (not accident!) so we never had to make that decision.. I can imagine how difficult it is but it sounds like you have a great attitude about it, all those babies coming are lucky to have your love- and when you start a family, that baby will be lucky too :) Sorry this was a novel, but I know it's something my sister struggles with so I pray about it for her often!

Lynette said...

I'm feeling the same way about the baby thing. I'm mostly nervous about how I'm going to take care of a child and work full time, clean, make dinner, etc. I don't think there is ever a "right" time nor do I think anyone is ever 100% ready for that phase of life. But it's true - God has a plan and when you feel the timing is right, you'll know and everything will fall into place. Hang in there! You aren't alone. :)

Angela said...

I was the same way a few years ago. I was ready to get married and have kids (all our family/friends were).

When it's the right time, you and your husband will know. I agree with the above post (lynette) that no one is ever 100% ready for that phase in their life b/c it can be a little scary (in a good way) but when it happens it will be great.

Best of luck!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hugs to you, friend, for your honesty, and your worries that so many of us have.

As you're talking about baby #1, I am "planning" baby the worst way, I am trying to control it..."If we try now and succeed, his/her birthday will" and just today did I finally realize, this is NOT what God wants from us, to plan, as much as we want to. In fact, that quote is right - God LAUGHS when we tell Him we have a plan. :)

Sometimes, I don't think we "know" when things should happen...and we try to find those answers...but then God says, "Surprise!" (with anything - work, a baby, a house, etc.) and we say, "This is meant to be." Because it is. Because HE let it happen in HIS timing. :)

I'm babbling. :) Sorry. But I like honest posts because so many of us can relate, even if not down to each nitty gritty detail. :) <3