Remember the game M.A.S.H.? This was a great past time among my circle of friends in elementary school. Plan out your whole life in less than 5 minutes – house, husband, kids, car and career – Lovely! Some days I wish life were that easy … but let’s face it, Divas – there was a point where we all had a MASH Reality Check!
I’ve had my share of struggles (most have) and tears shed. I’ve, also, had my share of joy and laughter. Imagine if I’d stuck to my “M.A.S.H.” mentality and stuck with the plan I thought I had for my life? There would have been so much I would have missed out on.
I look at my sweet baby girl who started walking a couple of weeks ago … she DEFINITELY was not in my M.A.S.H. outline for life. Let’s be real – none of these kiddos or my husband were!
But they complete me and my world. While it may not have been the path that I thought I wanted, it was the path that was best for me and has allowed me to flourish in ways that I never imagined.
Reality Checks Keep Our Lives in Balance
I love this quote I came across recently: “Although at times, we would rather do anything than face the (often unpleasant) facts of reality, without doing so, we cannot be truly happy.” A reality check keeps life in balance and means you’re choosing to truly live, embrace changes and create your own path.
So no – I don’t have my mansion with 439.234 kids and my husband Craig and I don’t own a bus that I drive to my veterinarian clinic – but let’s be honest – I suck at driving big vehicles 🙂