Sunshine is so, so good for the soul.
Can I just be real for a minute, dear friends??
The past couple of months have been a bit rough for me. As I've shared in the past, I struggle with bouts of anxiety and over the past few months, I've found it's becoming increasingly difficult to keep it at bay. I've found myself feeling unorganized, overcommitted, overstressed, over-scheduled, not getting enough sleep....like there's not enough time in the day to do all that needs done. Sound familiar to any of you? I say Yes, when I should say No. I overthink things, my perfectionist side comes rearin' its ugly head, causing even more anxiety for not keeping my $@#% together, and...well, it's not easy to pretend you have it all together when you're feeling that way.
But here's the good news.
I'm LEARNING to give myself grace.
It's okay that everything isn't my version of "perfect".
It's okay that I can't please everyone.
It's okay to say No every once in a while.
It's okay to take a break. To be still. To rest.
It's okay to leave the laundry, the chores, the paperwork, the to-do list for tomorrow.
And it's also okay to ask others for grace.
So...this vacation was maybe the most needed of any vacation I've ever taken--and that's saying a lot, people. As my little business continues to grow, I am BEYOND grateful, humbled and in awe of the ways God is placing some amazing people & opportunities in front of me. He knows just what I need, when I need it. He fills my heart up so full of joy, it is literally brimming over, and I CANNOT WAIT to pay it forward. Share more joy with others. Spread some hope and love to all who need it most. Because it is what I want to do and most importantly who I aspire to be.
Spending some time away from the daily grind is always a welcome treat, but this time it seems even more precious. As I was walking down the beach tonight, bathed in the light of the setting sun, I had an overwhelming sense that it's all good. I am doing just fine. I got this. God's got me in the palm of His hand. I just need to be reminded to give myself grace, enjoy the moments I'm given and to continue to keep my eyes focused on the sunshine. ☀️❤️