I took a chance...

The other day while pumping I was thinking how I was kind of a former shell of my self. Back before a career, marriage and children I was a wild child. I voiced my opinion (well I still do that..). I would go try crazy new things and live “balls to the wall” so to speak. But then I also realized I’m even more of the daring person I thought I was, I took chances, I took risks.

At 31 years old, I’ve been in a committed relationship for 13 years, I've purchased a home, established a career, brought 2 children in to this world (via c-section no less).

While to some that may not seem like a big deal (they've probably never raised a 3 year old LOL) but those are all big risks. How do you know that relationship won’t end in divorce? After all the rate of divorce in the US is 40-50% in the US! How do you know you won’t lose your job and end up having your home foreclosed on? How do you know your children will grow up and be successful, respectful and caring people? Truth is you don’t but you take that chance and you give it your all. With every fiber of your being, you push to make sure you are the best person you can be.

Are there going to be days you lose your shit and get into a fight with your husband? Or when your kids will make you lose your patience so you yell at them? Sure but at the end of the day you you take a deep breath and work through it. You display compassion and don’t go to bed angry. You wipe the tears with hugs and kisses and tell them you love them and that it is okay. There is alway tomorrow to try again and do better.

So you see, I may not be the wild and crazy person I was back in high school all those years ago but I’m a brave woman, giving my all to the blessings I was provided. And this goes for anyone out there. If you take each and every challenge you are given and face it head on no matter the bumps or bruises you may get along the way you too can say “I took a chance and you know what? I did it!”


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