Something Scary

In the spirit of all things Halloween, want to know something scary? 

But do ya? 

I’ll tell you: it’s unpredictability 

Got you shaking, don’t I? 

I’m a “class A” planner. I have the weekly whiteboard scheduler and pretty pink day planner book to prove it. Not only do I plan my day, I plan my hours. 

Hold it right there: I should preface I’m a mom. 

So now we’ve gone from scary, to downright hysterical. Do I really think planning my day when I’m with a toddler full time is productive? 

Yes, yes I do. I need to plan because if I don’t, my chaotic brain is sure to forget everything. Write. It. Down. 

But guess what? Life doesn’t go according to plan. I will admit that my “class A” type doesn’t mesh with that so well. Throw a baby in the mix, and I’m waving a white flag of surrender in the air. 

I feel as though this has been the theme of 2020. There, I said it. I brought it up. I’m sure we all can agree: this year has been one for the books. However, once the clock strikes 12 midnight on December 31, things don’t magically go back to predictable. The future will always be a mystery. The sooner we accept this, the sooner we start living. Trust that God has it figured out, and “go with the flow”.

Don’t get me wrong, I will still be writing “to-do’s” with my sparkly planning pen, but they will be merely suggestions for my day. Then when things go awry, it won’t scare me as much 😉 

Sending warm autumn wishes! (Or maybe it’s a different season where you are? If so, let us know in the comments below!!)

  • Jess 🙂

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