inspiring, trying to balance

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

This week has been a roller coaster ride.  If you’ve visited Inspiration Kindled at all, you might have seen my post on participating in the 1000 Day MFA.  In addition to that challenge, on Monday I spontaneously decided to join a Medium post-a-day challenge.  So far it’s been a really cool experience, but suffice to say it’s A LOT on top of blogging, reading/writing, running my FBA business, and being a mommy!

My family has also been struggling to get my husband situated with new work after he quit his residency in January.  Finances have been tight and tensions have been high.  I’ve felt at times like nothing I’m doing is making a difference to reach other people OR to help my family.

Despite this, I feel I’m ending the week on a high note thanks to my church’s Mother’s Day sermon this morning.  You can read my reflection on that here.  We all need a refresh once in a while, and I’m glad I have church and my family each weekend to give me just that.

My inspiration picks for the week:

From Inspiration Kindled:

Check out what I’ve gained from tackling the 1000 Day MFA on the blog this week if you missed it!

I’ve also posted A LOT on Medium as part of the post-a-day challenge.

Quote of the week:

“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged.  Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” ~ Lucille Ball

As ever, wishing you an inspiring week!