Getting Off the Island
Updated: May 7, 2019
The adventure of life is all around us. I lost sight of where my life was going. It was a bit like being stuck on an island and being too afraid to move because land was nowhere in sight. What if I drowned trying to find civilization? What if my paralyzing fear keeps me on the island and I am desperately alone and filled with anxiety of the wild around me, leading me down the dark path of depression? When will I get the courage to be the woman I know is in there, the one that kicks ass every day?
Today I am making a choice to step off the island. I am petrified that I will fail, but I am so tired of not trying so that I won’t fail that I can no longer stay in the same place. I know that I have so much to offer the world around me and I love seeing the beauty in nature, in my fellow humans, and the world around me. I am done missing the beauty of a warm afternoon watching my children play in the sand and wondering if I will feel joy again. I am done feeling shame that I am a stay at home mom because my identity was tied into my career. I am ready to light this world on fire with my passions.
I am a conquering momma. I am fierce, loyal, brave, and beautiful. I am just like millions of women out there who get lost in the sea of life whether it is work, motherhood, marriage, or just life. So here is to the adventure of finding me and what brings me to life. I hope that it can speak to women everywhere and that we can use this platform to inspire, encourage, and support one another on this crazy ride of life.
Starting now I am embarking on a new journey, the adventure of finding myself again. No excuses, no staying in the comfort zone. It is time to learn who I am outside of all the activities I am told define me. This is going to be the year of actually doing instead of thinking about it. I am going to soak in life. I want to learn a language, I want to crush a mountain with my feet, I want to do yoga by a campfire after a long day on the trail and the list goes on. I have these desires in my heart, but never really make time to make them a reality. Here is to making time for my passions, here is to a year filled with setting my life on fire. I hope you join me in this journey.
My promise to my fellow conquering mommas, I will be honest with you in my journey. I will work for you to help you feel like you have a place in Conquering Momma. I hope that we can inspire one another. Over the next few weeks I will dive into the backstory of how I arrived to Conquering Momma, how I am bringing those conquering momma moments to life each and every day, and the struggles along the way.
I thank you for taking a moment of your day to join me. YOU ARE AMAZING!
“We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.”
– Dr. Henry Link
Here is to a week of action!