Can we just talk about the pure struggle it has been to write this post? I mean jeez. I’m so glad to be back!! For the past couple of months, I’ve thought about my blog every. single. day. I’ve missed writing, creating, and encouraging. I try my best to do these things regularly in my life, but it’s something about documenting it here and sharing it with you! If I was conflicted about whether or not I had a passion for sharing my writing, these past few months has resolved that.
But before we move forward, let’s catch up a little…
In June, on our (my husband and I’s) vacation to visit one of our best friends in California, we found out we’re pregnant! ♥️ #firstbaby. I had every emotion you could possibly have. Needless to say, although very excited, I was extremely shocked. In all my shock-ation, nothing was more shocking to me than how quickly I had to come to terms with my body no longer being my own.
Pause…I was 6 weeks pregnant in this picture!! Crazy.
My first trimester was hard.com. I experienced extreme, all day nausea and vomiting. So much so, that my nurse wanted me to go to the ER to receive an IV for dehydration. Y’all, I bought so much stuff to help with nausea. (I could literally do a post about what worked and what did not.) Thank God for m e d i c i n e !! Pregnancy approved and prescribed of course. With nausea and chronic fatigue being my new pals it was hard to get through a work day, let alone managing my blog.
It’s taking some time and patience to get used to this growing “new normal”, but I’m glad to say we are making headway!
I will say, in all of my uncomfortableness, God and I had quite the conversations and strangely enough, I did a lot of thinking. With our new edition steadily growing, thoughts and questions about things I’ve never really had to consider until now began to surface in my mind. Things like birthing plans, how to expose my child to real a God in a fun and not so burdensome way, daycare, work schedules, maternity leave, life insurance…I mean y’all I was constantly in my head.
One of the main questions that kept reoccurring over and over in my mind was, “What’s your end goal?… What’s your end goal?” Isn’t that odd? I guess with all the changes, God wanted me to keep my vision, His vision, in front of me to keep me focused. I’m sure he knows I’m the kind of person who gives of my entire self to each and everything that I do. I like to be the best and do my best. These can be good traits, but I often place my dreams, or instructions God has given me, on the back in.
Are you the same way? Do you get bogged down and worked up? Anything or anyone that isn’t propelling you forward is a distraction or hindrance. I think God really wants us all to consider the question, “What’s your end goal?” Where would you like your life, business, relationship to look like at it’s highest functioning potential? Pray about it. Once you know what it is, write it down. It may even need some tweaking along the way, but the Bible teaches us “Where there is no vision the people perish…” Proverb 29:18
I won’t give you all the details of mine, as you should keep yours close as well. However, I can say it involves doing all I can to encourage the people of God and those that don’t necessarily know Him. I want to in some way be a light for Jesus. I want Him to use me to deliver the broken hearted and set the captives free. I want people to be free. That’s my heart’s desire and a tiny version of my end goal. I’ve documented mine here and on a vision board. Where will your reminder be? Keep the vision in front of you!
Be blessed everyone! We’ll keep chatting here. Still, have lots to catch up on.
I love you!
Annette D. ❤