Investing in myself.

For the first time in quite a while, I’m excited and motivated and enthusiastic about myself and my personal journey going forward.

Pregnancy and the transformation into a new mom was (and continues to be) so consuming (physically, mentally, and emotionally) that I’ve been neglecting myself for about a year now. I’ve been trying my best to be a great mom and wife, but I’ve been struggling to figure out what was going to bring me the most personal fulfillment outside of these two roles.

Remember last week when I talked about asking God for direction? Well, I’ve been consistently praying for a few weeks now, asking Him about how I should be spending ‘me time’, and I truly think He has answered quite clearly – I think He has been telling me that I need to be investing in myself and spending my time learning new skills that I’m truly passionate about, as opposed to spending my time half-heartedly doing tasks that I don’t care about.

(Actually, I think He’s been steering me in this direction for months, and I simply haven’t been paying attention.)


Trying new things isn’t always comfortable, but I’m ready to be uncomfortable for a while. When I look at my daughter and think about what I truly want for her life, I think that I want her to take risks and learn new things and explore the world around her and learn as much as she can.

So that’s what I’m going to be doing for a bit: learning.

Not going-back-to-school learning, but investing in becoming better at things I enjoy.

| A few weeks ago Tim and I took a knife skills class (at The Chopping Block).

| I started taking a photography class – which is an item that has been on my bucket list since high school.

| I volunteered as a tax preparer for low income families during this year’s tax season, even though I had really never prepared taxes before in my life (despite being a CPA). I even got ambitious and prepared our own taxes instead of paying someone else to do it!

| Next up are piano lessons.

| And I’m 90% certain I will soon be taking training to learn something new that could also be a possible  part-time job in the future – I’m excited about the possibility and I’ll share more details when I’m a little more certain about it.

I am someone who loves learning, so these things excite me! I finally have the luxury of time and resources to enrich my life in these ways, and I’m going to take advantage of the opportunity. Thankfully, I also have a husband who supports me in these (and all of my) endeavors, which makes this whole thing exponentially easier.

I’m still praying that God will continue to guide me with how I should be spending my time each and every day, but I think He has helped me outline the areas in which I should be growing in for myself, and for that I’m thankful and excited! It feels great to be able to invest in myself again.

 What have you been doing lately to enrich your life?

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