Apparently because running two businesses and raising kids isn’t enough excitement for our family, we decided to build a house. As a result, I have this strange, but constant desire to just pass by the lot to check on it. You know, just to see how it’s doing. There’s no house there, mind you. Not even an ounce of concrete or steel. Just dirt and grass. I don’t know if it’s because it’s so close by, or if I’m nesting, or if it’s just my mama heart dreaming of the life full of memories we’ll build there.
But nonetheless, it draws me.
Yesterday on the way home from school we quickly passed by the lot. On our way out, I saw a fun little clearing through the trees. “Let’s take that trail back to the road!” The picture above shows how well that went. I swear, it looked like a dry dirt trail and suddenly it was quicksand. I could tell the wheels were spinning. “Not to worry! We’ll be out of here in a jiffy!” I popped her in 4-wheel drive. . . I got nothing.
Still completely stuck.
The next time you feel stuck in the mud, and need to do something you feel like you simply cannot do, remember this ridiculous image. Sure, you may not know how to get unstuck. Maybe you’ve never been here before and the odds seem impossible. Maybe it’s obvious you can’t do this on your own. Enlist help. Try something you’ve never tried. Maybe it will work.
Maybe it won’t.
But you will learn something if you don’t give up. You’ll learn something you never could have learned by waving the white flag at the first sign of fear.
You’ve got this. You can learn how to do this.
I’m cheering for you, muddy feet and all.
to more love,