Q&A Tuesday III (!!!)
How do you manage it all? Working, blogging, being a wife...
First of all. You guys. This question is much too adult for me. I'm still the babysitter for your local MOPS group, not the key-note speaker if you get what I'm saying!! Anyone? But here we are. Girls who work and maybe blog and choose to love and want to do all the things. So I get what you mean. I'm in the thick of it too. And here's what I have to say to that: keep your eyes down while you work, and love Jesus.
Working >> I have an 8:30-5pm Monday thru Friday obligation. And I'm thankful for it, because it's how C and I survive (*praise hands*). But it's not what makes my heart beat, you know? And so I have to fill in the cracks of time with things that do. My lunch break may be spent writing or taking photos, or giving myself a few extra minutes in the car so I can sing at the top of my lungs. You make time for things you love.
Blogging >> I do it because I love it you guys! It's always been that way, and that fact gives me freedom to take it easy. I don't have to kick myself when life is too crazy to post. And I definitely won't choose it over my real life people. So when a friend invites me to dinner, I go. Even if it's been a week since I've blogged. Because people over projects (!!!). I do want to foster this space well of course, and so I've made goals to be consistent and more organized etc etc. But like I said, you make time for things you love. And so I try to be intentional about filling in the small empty pockets of my day with things like this.
Wife-ing >> I'll admit, right now this is the easiest thing I do. We get asked a lot what the hardest part of marriage is. And we're not naive in thinking it will always be so easy, but right now it is. He's my deepest breath of fresh air. We look at each other when people ask us that and smile, shrugging our shoulders, "We're both just easy going, so it made the transition into marriage easy," we say. That's the truth. But what is also the truth is that we fought for each other for over 6-years-straight through the most transitional/foundational years of life (high school - to college - to adulting). I'm always on a soapbox advocating for time because of that. That and a deep dependence on our Savior. Amen?!
You don't have to do it all or be it all. You are already seen and heard and loved by your Creator. So keep your head down, avoiding comparison and focused on your calling. Making room for the things you love.
*Preaching to myself first*