This morning I woke up thankful that I get the chance to create the kind of life I thrive in. In the past hour, I drank coffee, made a grocery list, posted a photo of myself in a stuffed panda head (in an effort to drum up some pie sales), sold a cute cup that I made, posted about the wonders of a well defined eyebrow, talked spiritual stuff with a couple of ladies, and am now writing a blog post. It’s a really cool life especially when I don’t get too caught up in what “they” think of me and in how long I can keep it going.
The truth is that “they” only have the power I give them. I am blessed in the fact that for the most part I am surrounded by people who love and support me. That is by choice. When I started direct selling, I was terrified that people would be unkind but I found that as long as I was respectful and positive, most people reciprocated. I also am not afraid to banish trolls, and I’m okay with the knowledge that there are bound to be people who have me in timeout too. This doesn’t mean I live in a bubble–I get my share of unsolicited advice and negativity. I have a few armchair quarterbacks critiquing my every move but I get to decide if I take that on as a response to who I am or whether that’s just a reflection of where they are. That’s not to say that I haven’t made mistakes and that I won’t make new ones. All I’m saying is that my mistakes have been great teachers.
When I think I have to keep it going, I just remind myself that all I can do is take action every day and learn as I go. I believe I have this HUGE safety net in that I have gone through all kinds of crazy, painful, wonderful, uncomfortable, educational experiences and I have a 100% success rate of being absolutely okay no matter how I feel about what’s going on. I am loved. I am supported. I can grow and change. What do I have to fear? When I look back I see all kinds of situations where I thought I was on one path and I hit a dead end and turned left or right and wound up some place far more wonderful than the one I would have chosen. My life completely fell apart the year before I met Big Daddy but all of that falling apart put me in the perfect spot for true love to find me. I’ll take that trade off any day of the week.
So today I’m going to go shopping and take pie orders. I’m going to make stickers and spend too much time on Pinterest and I’m going to count the blessings of this day and let God take care of tomorrow. Make it a wonderful Wednesday, y’all!