Life to Fullest: Trying

I’m a 40-year-old woman trying to live life to the fullest. I say “trying” because I don’t always. I’m still trying to figure out most things about life. I’ve been married for 16 years…….17 next month. We have 3 kids, 1 dog, a mortgage, and way too many credit card bills.

I love all  of it……at this very moment. There are moments when I don’t love it, though.  Sometimes it feels like I’m enduring it……just going through the motions…..waiting for something to happen.   There are moments when I’m in awe of my wonderful life….grateful and overjoyed and content.  In other moments…..I’m restless and wondering what the heck I am doing with my life.

I am a real woman living in a real hot place (the Heart of Dixie) and I want to live an abundant life.  With a husband, 3 kids, a lot of bills, and a few dreams how do I do that?  How do I love the people in my life well,  take care of my responsibilities, pursue my dreams, and live life to the fullest?

There is no secret formula or “one-size-fits all” answer either.  So I learn as I go.  The full life I want so badly is in the things I do everyday.  The choices, the conversations, my attitude.

The restlessness, this “divine discontent”,  keeps me seeking and moves me forward and is where the abundant life is found.  The journey and the searching make the mundane meaningful, the routine rich with opportunity and everyday extraordinary.

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