𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦... 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦.
Whew... someone said this to me once, it was kind of like a gut punch. My whole life, I waited for a time that I would just “arrive”. Like if I taught for enough years, I’d have enough experience for each day to go seamlessly. If I were married for enough years, we’d become master communicators and never fight. That once WonderHere was up and running for long enough, I would no longer feel like an imposter entrepreneur. That a day would come when everything would magically fall into place.
But I’ve come to learn - through recent years of entrepreneurship, growth in marriage, and motherhood - that the beauty is in the stretch. Growth is better than perfectionism, always. I now see I’ve grown in areas that used to be so hard for me. And it makes me so proud, not because I got it all along... but because I didn’t, and I know the endless work it took to get here (and the work that is ahead).
I know 2020 has stretched many of us beyond what we sometimes think we can handle. You may feel permanently camped outside the boundaries of your comfort zone. But you are growing in ways you don’t even know yet. If you find yourself new to homeschooling, in new work environments, in what seems like endless transition... you’re not alone. I’m camping outside my comfort zone right alongside you.