Hey! It’s Tuesday! Awesome.
My Tuesday has been busy. And a little stressful.
But it’s about to get a little bit better because I’ve got a sweet edition of #TwentyTuesdays for you!
Today’s guest post is from Celene Olson, who has quickly worked her way up on my cool list. She’s a talented writer (she’s got such a way with words, guys!) and is honest, and creative, and let’s not forget that her hair is awesome. I’m super pumped about her #TwentyTuesdays post. Let’s read on, shall we?
I’ve rewritten my post so many times.
In the wee hours of the night time in between the still moments of my three little children.
I’ve rehashed sentences in my thoughts as I lay awake.
I’m twenty-seven years old.
Going on twenty-eight.
For some reason those seem like punchy numbers.
In my twenties there were so many lessons that I learned.
It’s totally okay not to have your life together when you hit your twenties. It took me awhile to not keep that expectation above me like a little dark cloud. I thought, by the time I turn 25, I need to have it all figured out.
Raise a hand if you ever had that notion!
It wasn’t until recently that I pardon myself from that need to have my life perfectly boxed up in the right compartments.
I am a Type A personality. I’m married to someone who is not, and my children are not Type A’s either.
I have lived my life compartmentalizing my life, and frankly, it’s not very fulfilling.
Savoring the moments. This one is a doozy even for me sometimes. We have this ability to run through our lives like a mad mob on the opening day of a shoe sale. We are stressed to the max trying to find those little nuggets of happiness, that we overlook the more quiet moments. Like sitting in your bedroom; the morning light peeking through the drapes, sipping on that great cup of cappuccino with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Just living in the stillness and conversing with God.
Give yourself the investment. This one I still struggle with. Obligations, schedules, work, friends, family; they sometimes come first before ourselves. Soon we find our lives filled with little stress bubbles instead of those happy bubbles we played with as children. Give yourself permission to say no to your “to-do” list or your schedule. Take a long morning to refresh. Read a book. Write. Draw. Create. Just invest in your hobbies, it’s what helps cultivate the soul.
Savor. Invest. Gosh, I love this. How important it is to take a second, relax, and remember that life doesn’t have to be figured out. Just enjoyed.
Thanks for sharing this reminder with us 20-somethings, Celene!
Friends, if you’re a 20-something guy or gal, consider writing a guest post. You don’t have to be a writer or expert blogger to contribute. I believe everyone has a story. Those stories are told with words. Words are powerful and can change the lives of those around you. I want your words on my blog! So hit me up. I’d love to feature you.
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Until next time!
Love you guys,
More about Celene
Celene Olson is a mom of three littles. Married to a game board loving programmer. She loves spending time with God, and writing in journals. She enjoys painting, and flowers with a good cup of cappuccino. Find her beginning a new blog; Wild Beauty, Love.