“I’m committed to a particular, limited amount of things in this season, and if what’s being ask of me isn’t one of those, then it stands in the way. That’s knowing your purpose and priorities for a given season is so valuable – because those decisions become the litmus test for all the decisions you face. “
– Present Over Perfect
Each year, each month, each week, I’m learning to say no to what isn’t in line with my priorities, in order to say a full-hearted yes to my purpose(s). Although my days are filled with what is considered menial work by many, I know I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. Becoming a better friend and more loving wife to my hunk of a husband; hugging, reading, and refereeing, my little ones; laundry, meals, and wiping up spills galore. This is my season. These are my priorities. Motherhood is a focused purpose these days.
This doesn’t mean it’s glamorous. Somedays I feel like a 1920s house wife who has it all together, other days I feel like I might snap my crayons if I hear another whine or if I step on another Cheerio. But purpose helps me push through, defines my days, prioritizes and helps me cherish moments.