There is only one thing I love about living in Texas at this time of year: the abundance of popsicles and wild sunflowers!
I am not sure why, but when it gets super hot outside here in the Lone Star State, wild sunflowers start to grow everywhere, on the roadside, by the highway, over abandoned buildings , and just everywhere! And it’s hard not to take photos of (or with) them.
My appreciation towards sunflowers has grown so much more after reading the New York Times Besteller poetry book by a young “instapoet”, Rupi Kaur.
Here’s one of my favorite poems:
“Despite knowing they won’t be here for long, they still choose to live their brightest lives.” — Sunflowers by Rupi Kaur
Oh I love it. “Living their brightest lives”.
Have you ever taken the time to actually stop and think about the kind of life you’re living at the moment? Is it your brightest?
I thought of it a few months ago, when I was at a crossroad. On one hand, I knew I needed my stream of income to help support my family. On the other hand, I felt like something was missing, and I had to give up one of the jobs I’ve always relied on to support my family.
So at the end of May, I decided to quit my job in hopes of rediscovering my passion and making money off of it.
A few days later…. I received a text from one of my friends who told me that the company he’s working for was hiring.
I didn’t think too much of it, because I thought I wasn’t doing enough for J (MOM GUILT!!) and I thought I should just stay at home full time and hope for big projects with big money to come my way. But I decided to apply and hope for the best.
1 month later here I am. Having a full-time job in downtown Dallas and all.
I had asked for signs and I have prayed about this before I said yes, because I know that not all open doors lead to your purpose.
And after spending time talking about this whole mom-guilt thing over and over again, Mr. Man helped me realize that J being in daycare and therapy* full-time is good for him. And that me, having my own thing going on, is good for me. For us.
So I said yes to the job offer and embarked on a new adventure called “Being a Working Mom”.
I am still trying to figure this whole thing out, but I know God is guiding me. And whatever it is that I’m going to do next, I want to make sure that I am living my brightest life.
Will you join me and do the same?
There is nothing left to worry about. The sun and her flowers are here. – Rupi Kaur
*If you don’t know what J is battling with, read here.