For most of my life I have carried too much. My emotions, the issues of others, stress. I have reluctantly said yes to people/ projects, I have silenced my voice, doubted my greatness, and even started and never finished great ideas….the list goes on. In 2017, my Husband and I welcomed a baby boy (I’m obsessed) and postpartum depression hit me hard. I struggled to find balance in my various roles which led me to more of Jesus and even some healthy counseling. Part of my healing came from releasing people, thoughts, and unhealthy habits that I learned over the years. Once I decided to release these hindrances, I was able to grab hold to my promised future, at least a corner of it. This is an ongoing process that requires focused intentionality every day.
It’s Day 1 of 2018- what are you willing to release so that you can invest your time, energy, and heart in the right direction? This year I am choosing to use my voice to empower others. Expect to hear much more from me and other authentic women in 2018!
Brave Tip: If you want to maximize your life you have to minimize the load you are carrying.
I am looking forward to us living Braver in 2018!
January 1, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Darn it! In all my reviews, reflections, prioritizing…I never asked myself, or God, what I’ve been carrying in 2017 that held me back/down.
Starting over, well, pivoting slightly anyway. We’ll see what my prayer time tonight yields.
LikeLiked by 1 person
January 8, 2018 at 7:17 AM
Yes– it is such a good reflection! It was amazing to see how much I was still holding onto even prior to 2017 that I carried right along with me. I’m ready to see something new in my life which means letting go of what has become comfortable. I am excited for you too and THANK YOU for being such a great encouragement to me.