Do you ever have this feeling: "I don't have time to get anything done around here!"
I do. Often.
Or maybe you have the basics of life covered, but there are many other projects you wish you could get to. Organizing, decluttering, scrapbooking.
Maybe you need time to sow into dreams--big dreams. That book you want to write, that blog or business you want to start.
In the busy life of a mama, seasons come when it's hard to imagine that anything will ever be accomplished outside of changing diapers, folding laundry, and making dinner.
Those seasons are good--excellent, really. When we discover contentment in the midst of the laundry, we've stumbled upon the good life--a life where we've learned to serve without expecting anything in return.
But it's still okay to take steps in the directions of those projects--big or small--that inspire us.
When I feel frustrated by my lack of time I remind myself, "It all adds up."
Four and a half years ago I had a vision to write a book. That was pretty crazy in itself--as I had no platform, no blog, and no potential readers. I also had a 4-, 3-, and 2-year-old. (God loves crazy dreams!)
The details of life filled my days completely, leaving little spare time to write.
But I started. Completely in faith. Just one night a week.
Every Tuesday I would shuffle out to Panera Bread or Starbucks, often reluctantly, push self-doubt aside as best I could, and type words and thoughts about motherhood on Steve's laptop screen. (I didn't have my own laptop back then!)
It seemed to take forever for those once-a-week words to add up. But they did. And two years later, Steady Days was released. Incredibly, people actually wanted to read it.
If you have a project or dream, big or small, that seems like it will never happen, will never get done, can I encourage you to start by faith? The minutes gather their own momentum as we put forth the small investment of time we have.
"It's the little things that matter, that add up in the end,
with the priceless thrilling magic found only in a friend."
~ Elizabeth Dunphy