Future Phobias


Can you believe that January is almost over! Where did the time go!? 2015 flew by in a flash, and now January 2016 is almost gone? Things are moving so fast, and it’s hard to keep up with everything! I’m sure you’ll likely feel the same way as you’re embracing the new year, taking on the challenges of life, family, resolutions, etc.

Since early December I have been somewhat quiet on social media, you might be wondering why. Or perhaps you are thinking yes those weekly emails have stopped alerting me to a new blog! Either way, allow me to introduce you to the reason why as of late I have been almost nonexistent in the social realm.

Meet the newest member of our family, Levi!

Levi

He came a whole month early, which took us entirely by surprise! I have been settling into my new role as a mother, spending quality time bonding (you know during those 2 am feedings, and again at 4 am lol). Thus is the reason I have been almost MIA since December, a pretty good reason I would say.

As all of us know and will likely agree (and has recently been impressed upon me), life is full of unplanned surprises.  By knowing and accepting this, we can start to overthink everything all could come our way. Being that we are imperfect humans, this can be a real struggle for some. I know for myself, I like to have everything planned out to the T! Alas, that is not always possible (again see the above paragraph) and I have to roll with the punches of life.

That being said, I resolve to cast aside future phobias, and the unnecessary worry about what might be. I resolve just to roll with it. Okay yeah sure this time of year everyone makes their resolutions, and by March-ish I will guarantee that most will have given up on the resolutions, or just forgotten them. I can speak from personal experience in this area. However, in addition to the other resolutions that I’ve already put down on paper, this is one that I am moving to the top of the list.

Being a new mother, I can’t afford to fret over the things I can’t control. Am I going to screw him up? Am I going to be too strict, or too lenient as a parent? How will I know what to do, and when to do it?  When you start to think about it, the list is Endless! And really, in the end, what is it going to accomplish? Nothing! There I said, and I will say it again. Big fat nothing! Zip, zero, nada!! Worrying about things beyond your control does not add anything to your life, in reality, it, only takes away.

typoramaSo that’s it, I am choosing to cast future phobias aside. I will not allow them to have any hold on me. And this encompasses every aspect of my life beyond being a mother.What if I don’t get my next Lorenzo book finished before school is out in June? How will I manage everything and still have time for myself? What happens if I let my photography fall to the wayside and don’t book any clients this year?

Wouldn’t you agree with me when I say it always seems as if there is something new to worry about? It’s exhausting! But what if we choose not to do it anymore? What if we choose just to let it go? Whatever is it that is holding you back from peace? What if you just let it go and stop worrying about it?

A country song once said:  Life’s a dance, you learn as you go. Sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow.Don’t worry ’bout what you don’t know, life’s a dance, you learn as you go.lifes-a-dance

And that is life! You can’t control everything, and you can’t plan for everything (again I refer you to the above paragraphs),  sometimes you just have to dance and let things come as they may.

So as hard as it may be, let’s just stop. Let’s try  really really hard not to lose sleep over the things we can’t control in our life. Let’s stop worrying about the things that might happen, and just focus on what is happening. Before we know, it, 2016 is going to be gone, and 2017 will be here. Let us enjoy  2016 and all that it holds because I have a feeling it is going to be one for the books!

Cheers!


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