Today, I’m Your Cheerleader. In a Giant Fluffy Skirt.

Sometimes I feel like I get inspired to write something, and I have a strong feeling it’s not just for me…like maybe somebody out there (even if it’s just the one or two people who read this!) needs it even more than me.  So I’ll take that chance just in case.  Worst case scenario, I encourage myself, and I could definitely use that.

I’ve been SO tempted to give up lately.  Like even over the past year, it’s just been a very tempting option…to pack up, move our family to some location that’s much cheaper, stop writing songs and blog posts, and just slip into oblivion far far away from the dreams and passions that have been in my heart since the day I was born.  It’s just so tempting sometimes because, well, life can be overwhelming.  Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning in just how much work it takes to try to feed my family whole organic healthy food and keep the house clean.  How on earth does Wellness Mama do it?  Pregnant with her sixth kid?  Cooks everything from scratch?  Puts me to shame.  Then there are other times when I feel like I’m just overcome by the difficulty of my surroundings.  I know not all of you live where I live, but every place and every situation has it’s own challenges.  The cost of living…the people we live around…the lack of jobs…whatever it may be, we all have something that can feel just so discouraging that sometimes, that idea of moving away and hiding on a farm in the middle of nowhere sounds mighty tempting.

So today, I’m writing to tell you that giving up is not an option.  You know why?  Because you’re gonna win.  How do I know that?  Because if you don’t give up in whatever you’re doing, you’re going to succeed somehow, somewhere.  So yeah, I haven’t exactly succeeded in pretty much any area yet.  But you know what?  I’m gonna.  And if I give up, I know the odds of success and they are zero.  Whatever it is that feels overwhelming to you right at this moment is not big enough to keep you from succeeding.  Period.

I don’t know why wearing this crazy, ridiculously giant fluffy skirt makes me feel like this but it just does.  It’s absolutely silly and yet, somehow it’s not!  It’s fierce and over the top, and it encourages me!  So for your Monday, here’s what I got for you.  Put on your silly huge skirt (or whatever your equivalent of the skirt in your closet is!) and DON’T.  GIVE.  UP.  Today, I am your cheerleader!

You’re a force to be reckoned with, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.


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