Photo Cred: M Shonell Photography
As I scrolled through social media the past few weeks, it had me feeling like I was behind or better yet, like a “failure.” Why do you ask? Well, let me let you in on a little secret…here it was days away from a fresh, new year and I had nothing planned out yet. I would see all of these posts and memes say things like “if you haven’t planned yet for 2018, then you’ve already lost” or “I have my entire 2018 life and business planned already, what about you?” Ugh these posts irritated my entire soul. Now I’m all for a good planning session, but for some reason I just wasn’t feeling it this time around. I started to ask myself “girl what’s wrong with you?” and making myself feel guilty because I didn’t have everything figured out for the new year.
But then I had a lightbulb moment.
I realized that it was OK if I didn’t have my life and business mapped out. I thought about how I am supposed to be allowing God to order my footsteps and give me direction on what I should be doing. My plans should not be my own. This had me relieved; I’m not at all behind just because so-and-so on the internet said so. I have time. Time to listen and hear from God. Time to allow myself to live in the moment. Time to learn as I go.