Happy Day, my dear friend! Did you get up on the right side of the bed this morning? (Ha! I’m still working on  that one. Woo! :))

So, recently, I’ve been taking a pretty serious inventory of my life (professionally and personally), where I’m headed in this big picture.  I do this a couple of times a year just to make sure that I’m “on track”, headed toward something meaningful and positive.

It’ easy to become complacent, even stagnant, and satisfied with the status quo, and I never want to call that place home. This can happen when we press “pause” in one area of our life to focus on another area. I did this when we started our family. I took a step back from my professional endeavors to focus on raising our young family.  And maybe you’ve been there too, put a career, dream, or goal on hold because circumstances changed. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with stepping off the paved road to enjoy new scenery, as long as the shoulder of that road doesn’t become your permanent residence. There’s a huge difference between a change of direction and a permanent pit stop. The first adds dimension to our life in a new and exciting way, the other fosters resentment which is no fun. Disenchantment has a sneaky way of spilling over into other areas of our lives, making us and everyone around us miserable.

So, if you look around and suddenly realize you’ve been staring at that flat tire for too long, hurry up and change it, and get back on that road to your destiny. You may have a little more baggage in the trunk and a few more passengers along for the ride, but trust me, it will just make the trip (the journey) more meaningful.

[yellow_box] I’m hangin’ out with Sally today over  at Daisy Chain Creations. I’m sharing a sewing project that my girls and I did recently for her series “Sowing while Sewing”. Stop by and say, “Hi”. [/yellow_box]

Enjoy your week, my friends!

Keep doin’ what you love,

Shannon

[yellow_box]Motivation Mondays is a series that I started to share encouragement with moms. I use my past struggles as well as triumphs as a backdrop for my writing in the hope that just as others have helped me along the way, my readers will find something beneficial to carry along with them throughout their week. I believe that community is important as well as honesty and transparency.Want to chat? Send me an email: littlekidsgrow (a) gmail (dot) com. My welcome mat is always at the door.[/yellow_box]