Greetings Lavish Ones!
What do you do when life is giving you a supermarket cart full of lemons? Many say make lemonade; I say to choose JOY.
I became a Girl Boss this year! My new position is demanding (at times), challenging (sometimes), rewarding (all the time). I go full throttle most of the day and some of those days extremely long. Is a 14 hour work day long? Then yes…some days are long! The mere fact that my dream came true is wonderfully and amazingly crazy to me!
But something strange happened as I was enjoying my new girl boss status. I became overwhelmingly exhausted, irritable and a down right curmudgeon. I found myself rolling out of bed instead springing out to get to the job that I adored and prayed so hard for. It even became a chore to take photos (I live to stick my face in a picture) or to even craft a blog post.
What in the world was going on?! I was not me. I was not laughing. I was NOT lavish. Houston, we have a problem!!
I had to admit.. I received my blessing with open arms but I was reluctant to embrace the new burdens that came with it. I have heard it said, “You can not receive a blessing and not be prepared for the burdens.” Let me give an example that was shared with me. Many are fortunate enough to give birth to a bundle of love; however, with that bundle comes sleepless nights, change in schedule, less time and money for a mani/pedi or to purchase the latest bag. Some get so bogged down by the responsibilities; they are unable to find joy in the baby. I am determined to enjoy my baby! Ummmm…not literally. Come off the roof, Husband!
I am committed to choose JOY in all things this Lavish life brings me. And I am quite confident you will too. Besides, being angry results in premature wrinkles. Now, that is a burden!
Until the next time, have a great week and remain LAVISH!
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2 thoughts on “I Choose Joy”
Great post! Thank you for tagging your lavish style. I’m going online now to get this look! I love it!
This was an amazing lesson! You really hit home with the baby comparison. Thank you for this nugget of wisdom and congrats on your dream job!