I have been away for a while. When things pile on, boy do they pile on. I really want to keep up with doing the Monday Morning Motivation. This past week, the baby screamed and cried and clung to me as if he was experiencing labor pains. Now I had work to do so this was extremely frustrating for me. Not that I didn’t want to be bothered, it was just that I couldn’t determine the source of his pain and I couldn’t soothe him. He is fine now and it turned out that the fever and diarrhea was just him teething and not food poisoning. Go figure, right. But having to stop my daily work to tend to him it really made me pause and instead of thinking about how behind I am getting, or the fact that I hadn’t planned on stopping my work flow, I thought about how this was just part of my journey. Even though it didn’t make sense, doesn’t mean that it didn’t have a purpose. So this Monday Morning Motivation is to remind me and you to enjoy your journey even when it doesn’t make sense.
Some years ago, I was dating this guy. We had discussed our future plans and determined that I needed to get a job as opposed to doing grad school full time. So teaching was the quick and most fulfilling way to go. A few months later, I was teaching my own kindergarten class and making decent money. After a year or so, I was having such a hard time in my classroom with the kids, the parents, and the administration. The guy and I had long broke up and I remember sitting in an empty classroom looking at the kids work hung on the wall thinking to myself, this was not suppose to be my life. I wasn’t suppose to be teaching kids ABC’s that didn’t have a desire to work in the first place. If I would have stayed my course, I would have been a licensed Clinical Psychologist working at some secret government facility. LOL
But that wasn’t the case. I had taken a different path and along the way I met people. One lady that led me to my husband and I would have never met him, if I hadn’t switched my focus and began to teach.
Teaching wasn’t my original plan at all. It didn’t even make sense for me to be teaching, I went to school for psychology. Being frustrated in a classroom full of kids wondering why they would rather fight over a pencil than focus on learning had to happen. It had to take that journey to lead me to where I am right now.
Saying all this to say. Even when life makes no sense at all, and you find yourself evaluating your current state wondering how you got so far off track, enjoy your journey. Enjoy the unknown as hard as that maybe, and know that there are some greater things in play that are working out for your betterment. It may not make sense right now, but soon it will and you can think back to how you had to experience all that you did to get to those beautiful moments of life.
I wish you well on your journey and that you find moments to enjoy, even the moments that make no sense at all.