How many times have you walked from one room to the next to get something only to forget what it was? On a simple journey across my home one day I kissed my husband, instructed one child on a school presentation, filled out a permission slip, googled about math for the second child and took a call from the third, read the email that popped up on my phone from a client and answered a text about the church picnic all while the dog chased the cat. By the time I reached the kitchen I completely forgot where I was going and why. I had to exit and think. I made a quick dash to hide in the bathroom, locked the door and turned on the fan. I wondered to myself if this was the life of a modern woman but I had a flashback to a memory from when I was a child. All I did was knock on the bathroom door and my mom opened the door and gave me a quick knuckle tap on top of my head. Oh, I remember my shock at her reaction. Now that I am a mom myself I understand! I really do! Sorry mom! I probably could have waited until you got out of there to ask if I could play at the neighbors.
To persevere is to stay on course despite difficulties, obstacles and discouragement. There are seasons in life when you find yourself way down a rabbit trail. Those are the seasons when you wonder do I just stay on this path and give up my plan or do I trek all the way back to get on course again? Sometimes it seems too difficult to get back on track. You might ponder giving up on your plans. We all know that life is a journey full of twists and turns and all kinds of surprises. In the bathroom that day I realized I really should have anticipated all those interruptions and not let them get the best of me. In today’s world we have more interruptions than ever and they come in many forms. It is so easy to be distracted and to lose focus. Often times in life I have found myself being pulled into someone else’s journey which is ok and necessary sometimes, but it is up to me to exit that path and get back on my own. As a mom I realize for this season I will share this path with my children for a while but they will someday be called to their own path and it is up to me to continue on mine and appreciate their company along the way.
Guest bloggist, Kathy Elliott, is a proud supporter of A Beautiful Me and its mission to foster self-worth in All women of All ages. As the mom of A Beautiful Me alumn she has witnessed how the program has helped her daughter develop into a confident young lady. As an Investment Advisor Representative she helps families improve financial security through a comprehensive approach that can be found at yourplanners.com.