And this is where my story ends…

… for now. We’ve had some amazing adventures since we loaded up and headed out west in our camper, which I plan to share at some point. But for now, I’m going to put my time and energy into getting ready for our new baby.

You know, I recently found myself saying “I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. I have lots of different skills and some talents I enjoy using, but I don’t know what my real purpose is.” One night as I sat and stared at one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen, it hit me. Yes, of course I know. I have always wanted to be a mother, and now that I am one, and am about to add another babe to the mix, I know exactly what my real purpose is without a doubt. I am going to be the absolute best mom I can be to my kids, and put all of myself into that job. It may not be a fancy career, and it may not be using my expensive degrees like I once imagined, and it may not pay me in dollars and cents, but I know my heart will be full and I will be forever blessed that I was able to spend all my time with my kids while they’re little.

So I’m done searching (for now). I’m done worrying about which skill or talent to hone in on to try to make myself feel useful or worthy or whatever else it was I was trying to prove. I am a mama, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a cousin, an aunt, a niece, am part of a church family, and I intend to make the most of my time with my people, and to be the best version of myself while doing so.

Will I still blog? I think so. Writing might never turn into a career for me, but I enjoy it and have found it incredibly freeing to share parts of my story I’ve not addressed in years. Will I be spending as much time on social media? I don’t plan on it. There are a few private groups I’m in on Facebook that really inspire me and encourage me. So when I’m checking in on those I’ll scroll a bit and check in on my page. Otherwise, I’ll likely post mostly on Instagram (and blogs on my website), most of which will be shared on my public fb page.

If you don’t hear from me and want to, you can find me at: www.livelikeadaylily.com, on IG and FB @livelikeadaylily, and if you’d like to contact me via email, feel free to message me at livelikeadaylily@gmail.com.

Until next time, remember to live each day on purpose, and live like a daylily. ✌🏻

4 thoughts on “And this is where my story ends…

  1. So excited for you!

    I was at the NY botanical garden the other night and there’s a path called “Daylilly Avenue”. It had a beautiful little plaque with it about the importance of these fleeting beauties to the ecosystem and how they support the rest of their garden around them even though it may seem like something so quick may not. It was beautiful and I thought of you, friend.

    Stay safe!

    🙂

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