I went on a little two-week hiatus in December to celebrate the holidays and therefore, did not have any new #TwentyTuesdays posts. (Sorry!)
BUT, I’m back now and I’m so excited to share some new guest posts with you all!
You guys, it’s been seriously so fun getting emails from you, asking if you can contribute to the series. Each 20-something’s story is so unique and it’s truly beautiful to read your words. I love seeing how God is using each of you in different ways. Some of you are married with kids. Some of you are starting businesses. Some of you are traveling the country. Some of you are living in the moment and treasuring this time with your friends and family. (Okay, that last one applies to all of you, but you get what I’m saying.)
This series has been really fun for me. I hope it’s been fun for you as well!
There have been some good reads on the series so far, and today is no exception. I’m eager to introduce you to today’s guest post author, Danielle Roberts. I’ve enjoyed getting to know Danielle’s heart and peering into her life as a 20-something mom of three! Her post speaks to making the most of life now and living intentionally in whatever season you’re in. You’re speaking straight to my heart, girl! Alright, enough of my blabbering. Meet Danielle!
I am a 28 year old mother of three kids, ages four, two and four months. My days are crazy! My husband works and goes to school full time. I am home with the kids, working as a Jamberry Nail Wraps consultant and building my own business, Legacy Creative Company. Sound familiar to anyone? Good!
In the movie 13 Going on 30, Jennifer Garners’ character says she wants to be “30, flirty and thriving”. Well, I think thriving starts now in our 20’s!
Sometimes I get looks from strangers as I haul my kids through Target. They look at me like, “Are those all yours?” I just smile and keep going. No matter what your goals are that you are striving toward, keep going! These are your dreams, and 20, right now, is your time!
Now, as you probably have realized, with thriving comes hardship. Days are long, there are no more high school or college naps, and there are adult responsibilities like paying the cable bill. More important are the relationships that come along as an adult.
My husband and I met at age 22, while we were both in the Navy. We got married and due to our jobs, were apart a lot. The not so glamorous part of being in your 20’s is the work it takes for relationships. Talking intimately—communicating—takes work. When we selflessly put away our cell phones and focus on the other person, we invest in our relationships. After my husband lovingly does our laundry while I cook dinner, and we get the kids into bed, we finally fall exhausted onto the couch for a few minutes of conversation before he goes to sleep.
When you are in your 20’s, you learn to appreciate the important relationships in your life. You learn that striving toward a goal alone is lonely and to have someone there encouraging you makes thriving and achieving so much sweeter!
Some little things you can do to start thriving now:
- Get an accountability partner
- Hire a life-coach
- Write down your goals
- Share your goals with another person
- Write down something that inspires you to keep moving forward in your goals and being intentional
- Use a calendar to plan your time according to what should be done first
Thanks so much for sharing, Danielle!
And friends, if you’d like to contribute to #TwentyTuesdays, hit me up! I’d be happy to feature you.
See you next week!
Love you guys,