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What To Do When You’re Not Sure Where You Belong

I’ve been here for over two years. Here in this cyber space intermittently adding words to the great void. And I’m still not sure I belong.

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I think about what I want to be, who I want to be and it all seems unattainable. I keep looking around me at prettier people who do it better.

I see the mom who has it all together with perfect lunches, hair and PTO status (or even perfect homeschool!)

I see the woman who always looks beautiful. Stylish clothes, hair and heels, always with the heels.

I see the writer who has the perfect blog with thousands upon thousands of readers and book deals and that perfect profile picture.

I see the homemaker with the amazing house, floors that actually get mopped by more than the dog’s tongue and clear counters, always clear counters.

 

And I want to be all of these women. Yes, seriously.

But the truth is, these women don’t do all of these things. When we expect to be more than one person we will always fail.

We need to quit trying to be awesome and instead be wise.

Jen Hatmaker, For The Love

The truth is, we are only meant to be one person. We are not meant to do it all. We need to be wise with what God has given us. Choose the things that are important in this season and do those well. This is where we find our sweet spot.


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About Becky Hastings

I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I’m here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.

6 Replies

  1. Becky, I’ve been blogging for almost one year, and I’m not sure I belong, either! But I love how you put it in your last paragraph … we can only be who we are, and that is enough. I’m so glad I found you at Holley’s today …

    1. Becky Hastings

      So glad you stopped by today 🙂

  2. What a sweet post! Your advice to: “Choose the things that are important in this season and do those well. This is where we find our sweet spot.” I think you’ve found your spot…I’m glad your here!

    1. Becky Hastings

      Thank you so much Sandra!

  3. I love this! We wear ourselves out trying to be everybody else, when we only need to be ourselves!

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