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The end.

31 Oct

Well, we have arrived! Today is the 31st and the last day of the Nester’s 31-day writing challenge. I only missed one day though I must admit there were more than a few filler posts. To end out the Getting it Together series, I wanted to share the mission statement I created during this time.

To continually trust and praise God that I may be a faithful servant.

To stand behind Spencer, loving him and being his helper that he may feel admired and appreciated.

To protect, teach and encourage my children (Jack and any future children) to become people who know God and love others.

To keep a pleasant and welcoming home.

To be a dependable and supportive friend to all.

To publish only writing which (I believe) is helpful and points others to the Lord.

While this is not perfect, I went ahead and printed it out and hung it up so that I can read it on a daily basis. I think it will help me to feel much more focused and purposeful to keep my mission in mind. I really encourage everyone to write a mission statement! If you are interested, I used Kat Lee’s free e-book, Mission Statements for Moms, to write mine but I bet there are tons of  worksheets and examples on line.

I certainly don’t feel like I have it together all of a sudden but I do have some tools now, because of this mission to get it together, that will be so helpful in letting me be a stay at home mom who lives life with purpose and inspiration. As I said in my first post, I kind of fell into a rut of just going through my days stale and without creativity but now I’m learning how to be a better me in this role.

Today I had a meeting with Kathy Taylor of Life Launch and I plan to have a post about that program soon. Please go ahead and click that link to get information about Life Launch so you’ll know what I’m talking about in my post.

Stay tuned!

Mission: Have a Mission

15 Oct

As a stay-at-home mom to a little one, I have struggled over the past 15 months since he’s been born to figure out how to have some purpose and direction in my life. It is so easy to just stay in my pajamas, scan the internet and drink coffee (in between feeding, playing with and bathing Jack) until five minutes before Spencer gets home and then go into a cleaning (myself and the house) frenzy.

Now that I think about it, it’s kind of like summer time as a kid after my parents got a divorce. My mom started working and so us kids would just sleep all day and make messes and eat and then right before she got home we would scramble to clean everything up and do our chores. It’s actually really similar to my current life.

Clearly, I need a mission. I need projects. And I’m sorry, but laundry and dishes just don’t get my motor running. Anyway, that’s pretty much what this whole 31 Days of Getting it Together is really about.

So, imagine my excitement when I ran across (purely by accident, I was not searching for any of this) a blog that offered an e-book called Mission Statements for Moms. It seems so cheesy, I know. But. At any job, the company has a mission statement. The employees have specific job duties. They know what their purpose at work is. This is what I need. I’ve never been good at free-styling it.

Once I had a creative writing class and the teacher (What up, Ms. Brewer?!) told us to just write something and she didn’t give us any guidelines. I whined that I didn’t know what to do. She told me to think outside the box. I told her I needed a box because it was way too overwhelming to try to organize and pick out of the tornado in my head. She told me too bad. I wrote something begrudgingly. I’m sure it was terrible. That’s kind of how life has been. I need some guidelines. I need some way to focus back in on what I’m doing instead of passing my days just waiting for Spencer to come home.

So, I have written a rough draft that I really like and I’m going to let it simmer for a few days and then maybe I’ll share it. No matter what  you are doing in life right now, if you feel directionless or stagnant, think about a mission statement for your own life! You don’t even have to tell anyone about it (you chicken!). Even though the title is Mission Statements for Moms, I think it could be a helpful resource for anyone. It’s really not mom-specific. In fact, I’m sure there are countless resources out there on the internet to help you write a mission statement.

Give it a try! And, if you do, I’d love to hear how it works out for ya.

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