I didn't have a blog post written for today-I just got too busy this week. But I couldn't sleep this morning and my mind is in about 100 different places right now. And I feel like it might help to blog about it. Today's not about pretty weddings and perfectly styled pictures. (As you can see there aren't even any pictures in this post because I wrote it all on my phone.) Instead today is about me. I always want this blog to relate to my readers-both brides and boss ladies, but I think this post might be one that still will. It might hit home for you, no matter if you're stressed about planning your wedding, pleasing everyone, or building your business. Maybe this post is just what you need to step back and take a deep breath and reevaluate the situation. I know it's exactly what I need!
My life is going to change a lot in the next year. And I can't tell you how excited I am about that! But I want everything to fall perfectly into place right now. I don't want to wait. But we have a lot of waiting to do!
For those of you that know me very well, you know that when I get an idea, (even for little trivial things) I get really excited about it right away and make a ton of plans that don't exactly always work out. I'm definitely not the patient one in my marriage-I like to jump right into things. (Definitely a side effect of my creativity!) Thankfully I have Reid-who likes to think everything through and double and triple check everything--and is great at keeping me in check. I'm the dreamer and he's so much more level headed.
So as a dreamer, I tend to dream big and get 5 steps ahead of God. And sometimes it's hard for me! It's hard for me to be patient and trust His plan for me. It's hard for me to understand the why when something doesn't work out exactly like planned--because I saw it so perfectly in my head!
But you know what!?! Everything is going to work out for the better. Is the dream that I'm seeing in my head right now going to come true? Maybe! Or, maybe something better is going to happen. That's part of the excitement of life! Does it mean you can just sit back and let things happen around you and God's plan will still work out? No, I believe you have to work so hard (and sometimes fight) for what you want. But just keep fighting! You'll get there! Will it be as easy as the journey you saw in your head? Probably not, but it will be so so worth it!
I'm planning to do a whole blog post on this closer to New Years (eeeek which is only 2 weeks away!) but I thought this post would be a great one to give you a little sneak peek of my word of the year for 2016. I picked GROWTH. I am growing my family (literally since baby J is coming in April), I want to grow my relationships, grow my business and grow my faith. And I feel like this blog post is helping me remember that word and those priorities I set for next year. Make sure you follow along for more about the big changes that are happening in 2016! I'll share them as soon as I can!
So if you're stressed or worried or just plan overwhelmed, take a step back. Think about this situation and what it really truly effects. Take a deep breath and make sure you're on the same level as God is. Maybe you just need a little more time or maybe you need to choose a slightly different path. There is not just one way to get to your dream :)