I never thought at 30 I would STILL be trying to figure out what I was destined to do for the rest of my life. Of course being a Mom and a wife have been priority and if that is all I accomplish in this life then I'm okay with that, but I also have my dreams aside from that... the platforms and approaches I've been strategically trying to place over the last several years, and find a balance in doing it all!! I've fallen short on my own terms, I've gotten mad and frustrated when it wasn't my timing and my way, and I've given up more than once before my hard work had a chance to pay off. I am my own worst critic, and bless my husband's golden heart for supporting me every time I started over. I have a journal full of jottings of endeavors I'm still wanting to pursue and I'm starting to wonder if I'm just an entrepreneur at heart waiting for her big break... or borderline crazy! The one thing I've gathered from all of this over the years-- no matter how many times I change the name, change the platform, change the approach, or the feat altogether-- is that my passion remains the same... I want to help others, I want to educate them on living a life led by Christ no matter what they may be going through, and I want to capture life as it is... absolutely BEAUTIFUL with perfectly imperfect people! It may be a long-shot, I may not achieve EVERYTHING I set out to do, I may still have to cross off and add to my resume, but I am holding onto knowing that, "I can do all this through Him who gives me strength." (Philippians 4:13 NIV) -- and if it is not in His Will then I will continue to pray for guidance on where He wants me to go and embrace the knowledge and growth I have gained by being able to accept what is not a part of His plan for me. AND in the meantime I will seize every day and be grateful for what is right in front of me!!
Whether you're 23, 35, or 57... don't stop chasing your dreams and don't ever think it's too late to set out to do what you're passionate about!! Let God decide what you can and can't juggle and until then set the bar high, get out, and go get it... all of it!!