I can’t believe it has been almost TWO MONTHS since my last blog. Ok, well actually I really can! But, that doesn’t make it right!
The past few months I feel like a total HOT MESS (in a dress). A hot mess is defined as: 1- something in a state of extreme disorder or disarray, 2 – a disorganized or disheveled person. I am “all of the above”. I feel like I have been chasing my goals and dreams, but I have been failing, miserably.
Well, I have decided that it IS OK TO BE A HOTTTTT MESS! Life doesn’t always go according to our plans or our goals. Sometimes outside factors (such as a chaotic job) come in and throw us for a loop. Sometimes the sh*t hits the fan and we need to roll with the punches. Sometimes we get knocked down, and it hurts. But ALL OF THE TIME we get back up and we keep moving forward!
The defining moment is when you accept that you are a hot mess (in a dress) and you own it. You don’t make excuses or be embarrassed by being a hot mess. But you also try to figure out what to do differently to still be hot, but less of a mess! (heheh I am funny).
Life is messy; it has no rules, no guidebook. You have to jump into it and LIVE IT to the fullest! Only you can define “living life to the fullest” – it is different for all of us!
For me, these last few months have been beyond challenging. I have cried (a lot), I have laughed, I have realized I need boundaries (another blog to come) and I have learned (a lot). With each challenge, I sought God and kept on keeping on. I prayed to be stronger, to be better, and to have more endurance. I never once prayed for “it” to be easier, I have always prayed that God makes me stronger! I truly believe that God has a reason for my “hot mess season”, He is teaching me and preparing me (stay tuned for details)!
To all of my fellow hot messes out there – I pray that you are stronger and more resilient; I pray that you are hotter and less of a mess. And I also pray that you stay your course! No matter what your obstacle is, you CAN fight your way through it!