I was listening the radio once, and the host said there are two types of moms. One-ring circus moms and three-ring circus moms. I’m definitely a three-ring circus kind of person- in motherhood, but also in all of life. It’s been so fun to embrace this more and more as I get older. I have been told a few times in my life to calm down- and been made to feel like I’m too much or too loud. I used to listen to those voices and try to calm down. I used to be so scared to be me!
But when I try to move slowly for long periods of time, it just doesn’t work. I was created to go fast. I love to be working on a bunch of different projects at once. Sometimes I’ve thought that in order to be spiritual, I need to slow down. That people truly connected with God move slower. What I’ve found is that when I connect with God, I can allow and accept my way of doing things more fully. I’m right where I need to be when I’ve got my hands in a few different things that bring me joy.
This is not the same as just working hard to find my worth and make things happen. That’s what I do when I’m afraid- then I overwork and get burned out. Then I’m working to try to control the outcome and wearing myself out- not trusting.
Can you see the difference? It’s taken me a while! Fearful, frantic work is bad. Faith-filled work is good.
So in this week’s episode of The Whole Point podcast, Christy and I share how I’m fast and she’s slow. For her fear causes freezing. No action. Trusting her intuition brings her into action.
It’s so crazy how life has these different ways for us to operate and how we usually end up in partnership- whether at work or in relationships- with our opposite!