There are days when I have trouble simply getting up the stairs at the office. Days when I am frustrated by constantly needing to stop what I’m doing to find a snack. Days when I feel that I am not going to make it without a power nap to zap me back to life. And I am sometimes blind to how amazing these days really are for me at this exhausting, crazy, most amazing time in my life.
The daily struggles I describe come from being 6½ months pregnant and on a journey to parenthood for the very first time.
While I feel that the wheels are sometimes falling off this bus, in actuality I am obtaining everything in life I have worked so hard to achieve.
When I take a step back to look at all that I am conquering in life, I realize that everything isn’t spinning out of control. Instead, I am becoming a better juggler of the many different hats I’ll wear in taking on my new role as a parent.
I have a successful career that, while demanding, continues to give me an outlet for personal growth and development. I continue to grow in my attempt to be the best wife possible—still just a couple years into that journey—and am grateful to still be able to enjoy my passion for traveling. While I feel that the wheels are sometimes falling off this bus, in actuality I am obtaining everything in life I have worked so hard to achieve.
In reading about developing an abundance mindset, I realized that if you see options and opportunities in any obstacle or challenge you face, you will be able to find a way to handle what is given to you without giving up something. So while I might have my hurdles along the way, I am going to continue to be a hardworking career woman, avid traveler, supportive wife, and soon the most exciting role, mom.
What I am learning now more than ever is that it is not a lie when someone tells you that you can have it all if you’re willing to work for it. They key is researching and finding resources and tools to make it happen. The most important tool is a positive outlook.
This article originally appeared in the May 2017 issue of SUCCESS magazine.