Grace Over Hustle

Cause I am long overdo for a post! How are you friends?!

I wanted to chat with ya’ll about something that has been heavy on my heart, the word HUSTLE. I feel like people always ask me how I fit everything in each day and can I just tell you I DON’T! Yes, I make fitness and healthy eating a huge priority for our family, but I am FAR FROM PERFECT and far from hitting the mark each day (you should see our mud room)! I love that I get the joy of staying home with RJ and also get to work with her right by my side, but truth be told I am so not about the “hustle”.


Sometimes it is hard to see other bloggers, friends, IG’rs, Facebook  and not compare myself to what they are doing with their fitness businesses and with their lives, but more than anything I try and applaud them and yell, “YOU GO GIRL!!”. Cause we all need to stop judging and comparing and instead we need to be giving more high fives! It’s not the season I am in right now, but they are ROCKING IT!

When I posted my “Day In the Life Of” blog post, it did kinda hit me how busy my life “looks”. I put it out there to show that there is a balance and that believe me everyday does not look that pretty. I still have down time though like nap times, early morning, night time after RJ is down and I even my workouts are ME time. So not every hour is jammed packed, but I like to think of it more as a FULL life not a busy one. But like I said I am ready to slooooooowwwwww down even more. I am sure God senses that and has something crazy in store for us to force us to be still 😉

I do miss blogging more, cooking yummy recipes every night, and running marathons (ok I don’t miss running marathons), but that was a fun 7 years we had. I love the life I am living right now, the messy one, the imperfect one, the learning daily one. The older I get the more I care less about what others think or say and the more desperately crave authenticity!

Right now I want to be aggressively GRATEFUL! I want to plant my feet just where God has them right now. Yes there will be moments where I jump out of bed and will be RUNNING hard towards new dreams and new goals, but right now I want to take care of my family and our home. I think this little GO GETTER needs to hang her hat for a moment and THRIVE where she is at.

I feel like my brain has been trained that I have to be DOING SOMETHING and not be complacent. The world keeps telling me to HUSTLE, HUSTLE, HUSTLE! I think complacency and being still are two completely different things. I can be still and yet be doing so much from right where I am at. Maybe that looks more like just hustling in the home 🙂

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Question: Anyone else feel like there ready to stop HUSTLING, stop RUNNING and just sit and soak it all in? To live in the here and now.  I know I am and I am making some space to do so.

Thanks for listening to my rambles, I am sure it was all over the place 😉



4 responses to “Grace Over Hustle”

  1. I struggle with time and feel the need to “do more…and more…and more.” I love how you wrote this out. There are pleasures in the simple things in life and it sounds as if you are embracing those. For that, we should say, congratulations and “You Go Girl.”

  2. Yes, I agree! The society we live in (even Christian circles!) prides itself on busyness, productivity and accomplishments. But so much of what is truly important for a mom to be doing can’t be seen or measured by anyone except God. I have 2 daughters (3 and 1) and have found that when I let God determine my priorities and slooooowww down like you said, I am more fulfilled than when I run around chasing my own agenda. It is hard to see so many good things, things I would like to do, go undone but you’re right – it’s a season. There will be days ahead to get more done.

  3. I feel very much like I have been in a weird space of insanely grateful for exactly how things are and yet looking for how to keep pushing, moving forward…I think some of it is the nature of being in the business of social media where we are just so connected.

    love and adore this post.

  4. Thank you so much for this post! I’m a mom of a 4.5 yr old and run my own real estate business and reading your post made me realize how much I feel like I “should” want to grow my business, but the reality is I’m grateful to work when it is presented to me, but I am equally happy having my number 1 priority being my son.