It’s the weekend, and in all honesty, I should be catching up on homework and lesson plans due for the next couple months of school. But, no.. it’s the weekend. Time to take a break.
I love writing my posts on breaks, because my mind is more open and able to take in those well-needed tidbits of inspiration. Over the last year, I have really had some goals I wanted to share, but never got the courage to do so. So, let me give it a go.
Remember that feeling as a kid, thinking… “I want to be a rocket scientist.” “I’m going to be a professional athlete.” “I’m gonna save the world.” Yes, oh how it was just being so young and having a life unknown ahead of us. Well let me tell you, I was a victim of being overly-excited for this future of blankness. I thought I could do it all.
Walking down the street with an old friend, we discussed our purposes in life. This was still at a young age, but old enough to know I wouldn’t become an astronaut anymore. I distinctively remember telling her, “My purpose, in life, is to inspire others.” Now, as naive as I was, I thought inspiring others meant I had to become famous or very well known. So, that’s what I strove to become.
It wasn’t until this past year that I decided I didn’t like the thought of becoming well-known. In a previous post, I talked about how I decided I didn’t like the idea of having a few thousand Instagram followers knowing about details of my life. I didn’t like the idea of feeling “big.” I decided I wanted to become “small.”
Sometimes, we get afraid of the word small. We are afraid being small is a bad thing. In reality, being small has been one of my biggest blessings this past year. It taught me some truly amazing life-lessons. But, as I continue to grow older I am coming to realize the importance of family and how I can support my family while being a working, stay-at-home mom.
I’ve decided that writing and blogging has been one of my absolute favorite things to do since I was just a little tiny girl. The ABSOLUTE best part of blogging are the messages I receive after thanking me for making an impact on an individual. I can tell you that there is really no greater feeling. I’m overwhelmed knowing that I have inspired or left an impact on somebody else’s life.
So, I am pushing a direction of blogging. A direction that leads me to be a stay at home mom and a working mom. This direction also leaves me feeling overwhelmed by Heavenly Father’s love and plan for me, I, without a doubt, know he inspires me and I even tell Brax that he writes those inspiring blogs for me. This push on blogging has really been an inspiration of prayers and tears asking my Heavenly Father what I should do with my life.
For a fact, I know it will be hard to get there but I really would love the support and open-minds as I reach my goal. I do not want this blog to turn into “Hey, here’s my life and family- We are SO perfect!” Because news alert!!!! I am FAR from perfect and I am constantly growing/learning. I’ve already made a promise to myself that I will post and blog things that are meaningful to me and also my Heavenly Father.
All in all, I am trying to reach goals and do what I feel is best for my family and me. I seriously would love the support! I love each of you and thank you for everything thus far ❤
Heres to an unforgettable journey!
Rylee Shae Loock