I literally have the word "balance" tattooed on my wrist. It's funny how that's the one word that perfectly describes what I've been seeking since starting my new career. It's practically impossible to achieve it, but I am trying. Hard.
Today, like a lot of days, I got great business advice from my dad. He's the greatest businessman I know. I strive to be like him in a lot of ways. He said "Molly.. you will need to find a way to not get too high or too low in this job." He's so right. I have a tendency to flip out if I get an exciting piece of news (or if it's bad news) and I'm not very good at being super mellow. Maybe once I have kids, I'll mellow out a little - at least I hope so. Dear God, help me with that. I definitely don't want to be one of those moms having a meltdown in Target cuz my kids are crying. I witnessed that firsthand last week in the fitting room. This younger mom was trying on clothes (um, maybe her first mistake!?) with her little kids in tow and one started crying and she just started freaking out... "That's it. THAT'S IT. THIS IS THE LAST TIME I EVER GO TO A STORE WITH YOU TWO. MAMA CAN'T TAKE THIS!" :/ Yikes. And I thought my trip to Target was bad since I was swimsuit shopping!
Anyway, back to the point of trying to achieve balance which I think is directly related to my faith life. I'm trying to do a lot more praying these days. For one, I want to build a stronger relationship with Jesus and two, I want my praying to be less about asking for things and more conversational. I want to worry less and give thanks more. I want to better focus my praying on others and for the struggles going on in the lives of my family and friends. You have a prayer request? Let me know, and I'll include you in my chat with Jesus. There's no cap on my list, and I truly believe that the power of prayer is powerful.
If you're an active pray-er, please include me. :) Specifically, please ask our gracious God to grant me with more serenity so that I can focus on living a more even-keeled life. Thank you kindly!