I am a Modern Day Working Mama with a homespun twist and a dash of special needs and disabilities – a life of adventure with a constant new norm.
I just love to watch people and how they live their lives, I try to figure out why they do what they do and I learn about what I like and don’t like and how I want to live my life. It got to thinking today when I watched three people who are in my life…and how they are living their lives, and if I want to this that way.
Do you ever people watch? I have a friend who was
sharing with me that he and his wife where having a “discussion” about what to buy at the food store. Now you might ask “what is the big deal”…but we have all been there. Discussing, fighting, arguing about which Ice Cream to buy, what brand of bread to get etc…. It sounds silly and it really is and yet we let this get to us.
I have another friend who has a very, very structured life. She maps out her life in increments of time and activities. She will work her 8 hours and 8 hours only. We will plan for evening after work, to take on one task which can include baking. When she goes home….she will prep, bake, clean up and call it a night. Mind you I would be washing dishes, doing a load of wash, listening to a You-Tube channel and stirring the pot for dinner …all while baking. Her life is so planned out and she never deviates from this.
I have another friend who as I would like to say…gets upset over a pen falling on the floor. She is wound up so tightly that everything in life seems to bother her. She can bully anyone in her path for the smallest thing they have done wrong and yet if you try to talk to her about anything she will burst into tears with fits of anger. Yikes!!!
I have two other women in my life who I admire for the way they adapt to life. Both of them deal with a “special needs” situation in their life. One seems to run with ease …I know she will tell you that is not the case, but to me she does. The other friend seems to just live life and take on new adventures anytime they pop in her life.
Now getting back to a life of structure or a life full of adventure…..well, you probably guessed it, I will take the life of adventure. Yes it can be filled with chaos at times, it can be filled with half done jobs, dishes in the sink, laundry not done and drive-through for dinner. But life is too short to worry about a pen dropping on the floor, it is too short to worry about which ice cream or bread to buy and it is too short not to taste life at its finest.
If you have read my story and the journey that I am on….my life is never normal and it is always a moving target to finding a new normal. I am a “Modern Day Working Mama with a homespun twist and a dash of special needs and disabilities – a life of variety a constant new norm”!!!
I work full-time, I am involved in three distant ministries, I homeschool, I am a mom of a special needs son, I am a wife of an epileptic, I am a mom of adult children, I am a women who strives to live out her dreams, I am a women who loves to blog, craft, scrapbook, be a planner nerd, try new things, travel, make homemade soups, decorate her home and much, much more.
Some people ask with delight how do I do it all….they watch me on Facebook and see how full my life is. Some watch with judgement and question all that I do and wonder if my life should be more structured. Some watch with wonder and they would love to live this way but are afraid to step out and try it.
Now my dishes do get washed, and my laundry gets done…..we don’t run around in dirty cloths. I do stay at home and with a task list in hand at times and “try and get more organized”. Yet on the other hand….life keeps calling, new places to see, new things to taste, new adventures to try with my family. I have people to meet, lives to encourage, people to share great experiences with, people to mentor, people to learn from and a whole lot of life to LIVE.
What Journey are you on? What path have you chosen to live? This is your life and your choice to make…..what do you like “structure”, “wound up tight”, or “a little chaos”? Tell me your story in the comment below…I would love to hear from you today.
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Lynn A.C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother
Modern Day Working Mama with a homespun twist and a dash of special needs and disabilities – a life of adventure a constant new norm!