I’m living on purpose


Is it just me or is anyone else uber emotional?  Easter was tough.  I mean, it was good… but tough!  Today was the first time I wasn’t in church followed by a huge Easter dinner with family.  I keep saying “we are the church” not the building. Buttttt it is tough.  I miss family.  I miss hugging people. I miss the hustle of getting out the door to church and squeezing in just in time it starts.

When I’m ‘over there’.  Over in that space that my mind starts to spiral and I let my joy get shaken I cling to, “but I woke up today”.

Friend, you are here for a purpose.

And if you woke up today on this amazing day of celebration…  If you have breath in your lungs, then you have work to do.

Why do we not live ‘on purpose’?  Why do we not choose to be intentional with our time?  Why not strive to be better versions of ourselves?

I can’t help but write to you tonight with so much conviction on how we choose to live.  I sit here frustrated and struggling to form words to encourage you as well as challenge you.

All I know is this, we can choose to let our circumstances keep us in fear, doubt and depression (yup I said it).  We can look at how bad it is.  But we can also CHOOSE to see the good.  We can also choose to spend our days being better Mothers, Daughters, Wives, Friends, Coworkers and Leaders.

And everyday we wake up, we get to try again.

I choose joy.

I choose to be better.

How I’m doing that is every day after writing out my 5 Gratitudes, I write out my goals and intentions.

Number one: I am an exceptional momma.
Number two: I am an exception wife.
Number three: I am a child of the king.

It’s how I keep things in perspective. You may not believe what I believe and that is OK, but that doesn’t give you permission not to lean in and better yourself.

If this registered with you and you feel a shift to be better, to live on purpose please share with me.

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I’m a recovering perfectionist embracing the mess. I’m here to pull back the curtain on my day-to-day, thoughts, struggles and triumphs. I hope you can find comfort in knowing if I can, YOU CAN!


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