Ace & Jig Indigo Coverall – Loneflag
Let’s just say I could wear this jumpsuit every day this season and not feel too bad about it. Ace & Jig knows me well :) It’s finally feeling a little like fall around here, which means I am bringing out the plaids and beanies. It’s strange how excited I get for a change in season….and wardrobe!
A few days ago I got asked the question “what are you pursuing right now life?” It’s a pretty loaded question, and I guess there could be a laundry list of things I want to get better at or chase after right now (one of them being a little more shut eye!) but the one thing that stuck out in my mind was contentment. Being ok with where I am at right now and living in the moment instead of always reaching for something greater. I know that has it’s time and place, but with a 17 day old baby and another one running around my legs, it’s hard to get much accomplished at all other than keeping them fed and entertained! I’ve always put a lot of pressure on myself to “do it all”. And while I learned this lesson when Rylee was born, I am learning again that the expectation I put on myself to “do everything, and do it well” is unrealistic and unattainable. There is a season for everything. And right now, my heart is invested in my family…my kids. Usually when I think of the word “pursue” , I think of personal career dreams and accomplishments. But more than any of that, right now I long to pursue ‘relationship’….with God, with my family, even quality time for myself…which somehow always ends up at the very end of the list. (and we all know that at the end of the day that “list” is never completed!)
The shift into fall is always an exciting and inspiring season for me. I’ve already started planning some fun things we can do together as a family in the coming months! Apple picking, the pumpkin patch, baking nights, holiday crafts, and road trips. Sam and I have never been one of those spontaneous, on-the-fly couples…..nor have we ever been too good about scheduling in quality time together….so you can see how some of this gets pushed to the wayside and forgotten about! Life get’s busy, things get hectic and overwhelming, and insert more excuses here. Well, this year is going to be different. I hope I don’t disappoint myself ;)