Have you ever read or heard a quote that made to you stop in your tracks and feel something deep? It could be something simple, like a one-liner or maybe it could be a narrative. I came across a one-liner recently that make me feel new hope for myself; "don't skip the struggle".
I think the quote "don't skip the struggle" resonated with me so much because that's exactly what I've been trying to do for the past year now. I haven't been embracing the struggle. I'm constantly trying to fight through it. In a way, that's what we're suppose to do, right? Sometimes, though, I think it's good to embrace the struggle. Sometimes you just have to own it.
Since becoming a mom, even a year later, it's a struggle to put myself first, and that's okay. It's an appropriate struggle for this time in my life. It's good to have this struggle and it won't always be this way. Some days I'm better at juggling all of my responsibilities than other days. Some days I feel like super mom and then there are days when I just barely make it through with everyone fed, clothed and happy.
We're midway through February and my inner critic has me feeling like I might never get my stuff together again. I missed my weigh-in on Sunday and I haven't been following any of my other February goals for a week, now. I was feeling a little down about it until I came across that quote. Now, I'm revisiting a state of grace.
I am struggling with staying on track, but I am not giving up.
Readers, what quote makes you feel new hope for yourself? What quote motivates you most? Please share in the comments below!