Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Just Right.

Hello, friends! So since my last post, I turned 26 (and am still not sure how I feel about it), GRADUATED with my master’s degree (I know you’re equally as excited if just for the fact that I’ll stop complaining about it!), got two new nephews (Abram & Ellis- the sweetest boys in the world!), had a successful moment at work (way to go demonstration kids!), saw my hand twin/dearest friend find true love (and marry him on the only day in April that it did not rain!), had some fun weekends (orange leaf. Forever 21. Baby penguins at the zoo.) and I’m probably forgetting much more.

It’s been a busy spring, but a good spring. I’ve got to love on a lot of people, which is my favorite, and I’ve even enjoyed a few of the rainy days (okay, maybe 3 out of 60… when I could hear it on my roof and then realized it was Saturday). I’m about to come into my busiest “season” of work for the entire year… camps. conferences. trips. events. The other day I told someone I was going to wait and start a project after the next 5 crazy, busy weeks of my life were over… and then I read this quote on someone’s Facebook status:

“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”---(Mark Victor Hansen)

Good gosh. You might as well have punched me in the face with this quote. Mark Victor Hansen (God Bless him) might as well have written “Dear Jessica”, then the quote, and “Love, Mark” at the end.

I love this quote. I love what is says and stands for. And sadly, I envy this quote because I am no good at doing this at all. I want to be, and I am praying about and daily working on having this mindset. I have seen in my family and community this year, more so than ever, than life is short and that we may not get the time here on earth to wait until everything is “just right” to start living our dreams and taking chances.

I’m much better at giving advice than taking it, but I hope that we all can get started now and not put off dreams until “things are just right.” Our version of “just right” and God’s version of “just right” are most likely totally different.

What are you going to stop putting off?