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March OLW Recap


Embrace. 

That's the word to which I've chosen to focus and center the way I'm living my life this year. Here I am, already a quarter of the way through 2014, and I'm amazed. I'm in awe that the time is fleeting; it's passing so quickly. I recently read a really thought-provoking blog post  written by a girl who went to the same high school as me. Her words of living a more horizontal life have resonated within my thoughts over the last few days. Her words have such meaning, such applicability to the way I should be living. I'm embracing her wise words and letting them change and mold me. 

Truth be told I'm embracing the constant mess that is my house. In all of my list of to-dos, the cleaning is not on the top, thought there is a huge part of me that is disappointed by this truth. Time spent with my children is more important to me than keeping up on the laundry/dishes/chores/mopping/sweeping. My babies are only little once, and with the many things that exist in my life that desire my time and attention, it is my children that deserve my attention and time the most. Attention spent on them is the most whole way to invest my energy and time. I love them. I love who they are, and who they are becoming. They are my everything.

Lastly I'm embracing my imperfections. This is a constant battle, one fought daily, as I know there is a perfectionist aspect rooted deep within my own personality. I'm human. I can do a lot of things, but I cannot do everything.  I'm embracing this truth that I need to say no sometimes. I embrace the fact that I truly cannot do it all. The people-pleaser in me cringes at the actualization of this truth, but embracing this fact is only for the best. 

Only through trial do we find the way to perfect ourselves.  As 2014 continues to run its course I will continually look for opportunities to embrace life to the fullest -- to stumble, and to grow as the year goes on.
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