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What Has January Taught Me

I keep circling back to the reason why I started this blog. I intended to talk about the transition from being a working millennial wife to a stay at home wife (SAHW). The challenges I’ll face along the way and the joys as I get closer to my goal.

In the beginning, I shared that one of the main reasons I wanted to become a SAHW was because life is short. We live in a society that is always on the go. We work to pay bills and repeat. We are only given one life and within my lifetime I want to be able to live. And do whatever that looks like.

I’m always going to take the realist approach. We have debts and bills that need to be paid, I’m going to work so that my bills are paid and my debts are paid off. We have a savings account that needs to be filled, I will work to fill up that account. The reality is, we all need to work to make a living. Or at least until our money can work for us.

For me, January has been filled with a lot of death of people who I did not know. I’ve been in mourning over strangers. Especially how their passing's were in such a tragic way and the people that they live behind, my heart goes out to them.

To think that could have been any one of us. That's what sits heavy on my heart. Moments like these are confirmations for me to slow down and to acknowledge how precious life is.

But as a Christian wife, daughter, auntie, cousin, and friend, I simply don’t have the time because I spread myself thin. Imagine not having the time to live life because you're too busy working. At some point in our lives I'm sure we have all embodied our inner Workaholic. But that's unfortunate because that's not what life is about.

This doesn’t mean that their story will be my story - God forbid. But to think that when I first started publishing these blogs all I could think of was, what if I don’t wake up tomorrow, What if today was my last goodbye or I love you. And if not mine, it's someone else's. I ask myself, Would what I’ve done had been enough? Would I have felt I filled my purpose in this life? And the answer was No.

So what has January taught me?

Celebrate Life every day.

Tomorrow isn’t promised. And the only day promised, was yesterday. We don’t know how many birthdays we are going to have, or how many I love you’s we will hear, or how many hugs we will receive.

The rest of the year I proclaim today, health, love, and prosperity over my life and those around me. I will manifest this.

Yet you do not know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? It is just a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” - James 4:14

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