When's it my turn? Wouldn't I love, love to explore the world of motherhood? How doth that be... *sigh...wish I could be ... part of that world.
For now, I am making do and finding joy in the part time job. I am appreciating the free i-Pad my boss gave me for Christmas. I am appreciating the wonderful macbook and iPhone I use for work. I am appreciating the paycheck every two weeks. I am appreciating the flexibility. Having a good attitude really can change an outlook tremendously.
At the Power of Moms retreat back in December, one of my favorite sessions was from Saren Loosli about thought replacement. Similar to hormone replacement, it's to dispose those unhelpful and taunting thoughts that we all get from time to time. We replace it with other uplifting ones that can push us to be better and help us to be positive. Over time, we have discarded those nasty unhelpful thoughts for beautiful useful ones. When I look in the mirror and see a woman who's begun to let herself go, I think... bad lighting, better put on some make-up and get some more sleep! I much prefer that to ... dang girl, you look tired.
It may not be my turn yet... but changing my perspective for when it is my turn.. that is what I have decided to do.
This is much funnier than a photo of Ariel. Seen in Sacramento...