Long days

It’s been a longggggg night with multiple wake ups from one or both munchkins throughout the night until 4am. 😳
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I wanted so badly to just stay awake from 4:45 on once we got them back asleep, but my body just wouldn’t let me.
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So, I awoke a couple hours later to get to work in the quiet of the house and not even 5 minutes later little man scared me in the kitchen, “Mommy! Look! Hugun wake up!” 😂 Needless to say, so sleepy but were trucking right along.
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Snuggled up with my little dude now and enjoying a cup of coffee and diving into my new book by one of my favorite authors.
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I’m really excited about this book being based around the theory of TRUE BELONGING. I think feeling like you truly belong is something so many are on a quest for, but at the end of the day….what does it really look like?
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Are we on a journey to find belonging to a group? To ourselves?
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“True belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, because our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self acceptance.”
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I’ve been learning that belonging means being called to stand alone — to be BRAVE and journey through uncertainty, criticism, and vulnerability. This is tough in the world we live in.
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I’ve always craved belonging. Wanting to fit in? Find that tribe? Feel like I belong in whatever circle I’m in? I think we all do.
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Over the last few years I’ve been finding increased freedom in belonging to myself, staying true to myself, and owning my story as opposed to trying to fit in.
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When I decided three years ago to start using my story as a way to love on and relate to others from what I’ve been through, I realized that it might make me not fit in with certain crowds. It might make me feel disconnected or alone, but belonging, to me, is about so much more than trying to “fit in”. It’s about following my calling from God and being brave enough to share it.
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To stand alone. To not sacrifice my authenticity or freedom at the cost of simply trying to “fit in” with the norm or what anyone thinks I should do or be.
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I’m still learning what belonging looks like in my life but I’m excited about journeying through this book!

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Truth Bomb

Just a little truth bomb for you this Monday morning. ✌🏽
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No matter where you are in life, what’s going on, what burdens you; above all else you are BLESSED.
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You are blessed and God is showing up in small ways you may not even notice. Try and find them!
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I see it as, there are two ways to look at life—as a gift or as something that owes you.
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You’ve got a lot going on and a lot that burdens you? Guess what, ME TOO! I feel your pain. But we have two options the way I see it. We can either CHOOSE to see our life as a gift and a way to find the little victories around us. OR we can choose to believe as though life owes us; constantly unhappy and demanding more, different, and like we deserve it.
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God gave us this life so that we may be blessed and live abundantly. What is “abundantly” to you? He didn’t HAVE to do that. He was being gracious by giving us that gift. Every time I start feeling like the world owes ME something, I stop and look inward and remember these two things:
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1. I am blessed and how can I find proof of that today?
2. Whatever I think is unfair right now, it could be so much worse.
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Put your GRACE goggles on this morning and consciously CHOOSE to see life as a BLESSING. It may not always feel like it, but I bet you could name a few things right now that are GREAT things in your life. 💗
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Try it. I dare ya! #liveinspired #silverlining #feedthebody #feedyourmind#findjoy #choosepeace

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