As a child, we all had a picture of what our lives would look like when we grew up. I was a typical little girl who played house with Barbie and Ken and dreamed of beautiful, well-dressed children; a handsome husband; a big house; and a great job.
At forty-four, 1 out of 4 of these has become a reality. In fact, I’ve had several great jobs. But, life hasn’t turned out how I imagined it would. I know I am not alone in this. There are people who are locked in perpetual disappointment because they can’t let go of the picture of how it was “supposed” to be. I refuse to be one of those people.
Every day I’m learning to find joy in the life I’m living. It may not be what I thought it would be as a child. But I’ve done things I never could have imagined. Traveling, preaching, counseling, coaching, mentoring, LIVING! If your life didn’t turn out the way you pictured, I encourage you to reflect on your current reality. What brings you joy? Lean into THAT. Repeat THAT. Learn how to tap into THAT. This is your reality check.