The first thing people say in response to the news that I’ve written a book, is “How did you have time to write a book?” I am a mother of three young children and honestly I didn’t have the time. But I did it anyway.
After 10 years of not finding the time, which was also great because I was living the life that expanded the ideas for my work on a deeper level, I had to finally get it on the page. Although I was still managing a household of five, for the first time I had this singular purpose which I allowed to inform all that I am responsible for.
For example, if my kids got up at 6:30am, I was up at 5am to write. If my kids were at school or napping, a time where I usually would tidy the house and spend at least an hour throughout the day on social media, I cleaned more efficiently and cut out social media to get in my writing. And then other times I allowed my children and husband to feel and observe “Mommy is writing now” because I believe it’s good to invest time in ourselves for the benefit of our families, as well as be an example of following our dreams to our children and spouses. My point is time is relative and so are our choices and priorities.
No matter what your individual circumstances are, there’s always room for “I don’t have time” as a scapegoat for not at least reaching for your dreams. But if you think about it, you usually have time for endless scrolling on social media, mindless TV, or vapid conversation with whomever. Instead, make your dreams the singular focus that informs the responsibilities of your life and remember time is relative so you are the real master of your own destiny. There’s no time like the present to start, because There’s Only Right Now anyway! Blessings!