This isn’t a piece about me being a military housewife. Not about being a mum or a committee member. It’s not about Him deploying or my ongoing love affair with Prosecco. It’s not about shipping out or washing up. Picking up poop or burning baked goods. It’s not about bitterness or boredom nor is it about loneliness or loving. It is so far removed from the gushing and the gossiping. The parties and the prosecco (See, I can’t help myself!)
It is deeper and more raw than that. It is about being on a journey.
When you know you are on the right path, but you need that one final push to send you soaring over the edge.
When it’s 3am, you’re awake, your heart is racing, your mind is tumbling and you know that your whole being is teetering on the edge of glory, of success.
But there’s something holding you back. A niggle. A panic. A doubt.
Read what a wise man once said and then go back to sleep, because this is real. You are real. Your desires and ambitions are real. Stop making excuses. Keep going. The race is long and in the end, it’s only with yourself.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of a god.
Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to manifest the glory of the god that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
– Nelson Mandela
He was imprisoned for 27 years.
As mums and wives I reckon we imprison ourselves with excuses, obligations and martyrdom…
You think you have time.
That thing that you want to do? Go do that.
Until next time