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June : A Month To Be Still

I have been in a constant creative battle with myself. Pondering, wondering, searching – quiet frustratingly so, for my path. Which road do I take? Which path do I journey down? What door is the right one?

I have been reading a lot lately. Knowledge is power. Once you know something, you can’t un-know it. This can be a double edged sword. There is so much knowledge to be gained through reading, but the question remains the same. What do I do with all of this new found knowledge?

Honestly, I have no idea! It has bombard my every thought. I read books, listen to podcasts, and scour through e-mails and I feel as though I am no closer to an answer. Don’t get me wrong, I love being a mom. It’s everything! Absolutely everything! It’s the center of my being. Yet I feel a creative passion burning inside, looking for a way out.

As I scroll through my newsfeed, I see fellow moms working their own little businesses. Filling their creative souls through art, baking, fitness, and various other products. Here I am, like a sitting duck in the middle of a pond. I can’t see the shore and I have no idea which direction I should start swimming.

“Be still and know that I am God.” -Psalm 46:10

After talking with a dear family member they suggested I take a month to Be Still. What does that mean? It means I carry on, business as usual. I continue reading, listening to podcasts, and blogging. I don’t think about my creative path. I put that aside. I don’t agonize over the destination, I simply enjoy the ride.

June is my month. It’s my month to BE STILL. 

I must admit, it’s a lot harder than I thought it would be. It sounded easy. Carry on as I normally do without all of the added debate about my life’s path. But there I was on day one, pondering all of life’s monumental possibilities. If only I hadn’t listened to that podcast or read that e-mail. But that’s not true. Even if I hadn’t done those things, I am sure I would still be in wonder. I just probably wouldn’t be doing it on day one.

For everything there is a season. So, here I am. Trying to be still. Focusing on the journey, not the destination. Or at least, I am working on it.

Copyrighted By: Boldly Bravely You

 

A Story For Mother’s Day

*This is a sponsored post by StoryWorth. All opinions are my own.

Our memories are the threads with, which create the fabric of our lives. Sewn together from birth to death. Creating this metaphorical quilt. A quilt that transcends time. Those threads and fabrics are the pieces that pull together our story. Our life story.

Think about it. I mean, really think about it. When a loved one passes away, how is it they are remember? How is it possible for their story to stay alive? To keep the threads of their quilt from unraveling, like aimless strings just dancing in the wind? From being forgotten?

Sharing our story.

As a kid, I lived for those family gathering! The ones that included ice cream, volleyball, water balloon tosses, and stories! Those were the best part! My cousins and I would always sit quietly during those picnic lunches. Listening to the adults recall the stories of their past. Or good ‘ol days, (as they so vibrantly put it!) Of course the stories themselves, were always up for debate. Once a story was told my mother or one of her siblings would quickly chime in with, “No, no, no! That is not how it happened! I will tell you how it really happened!” After about two or three family members debated the original story tellers account, they moved on to the next one. You never heard the same story twice or least in the same way.

Now that my cousins and I are all off leading our own lives, those stories are no longer told. Pieces of the past are drifting away, as the fabric begins to unravel…

I am lucky though. My mom is one of the most vibrant storytellers of the family. So I was fortunate enough to hear the stories of her life year round. In fact, she still shares the threads which bind her life quilt together on a regular basis.

As Mother’s Day approaches, I am reminded just how lucky I am to still have those daily opportunities. This won’t always be the case. Someday my sister and I will be tasked with the responsibility of recounting the stories of our mother’s life, so her quilt does not unravel. So she is not forgotten. As a daughter, this feels like a momentous task.

Luckily, with this in mind, a company has created the perfect product. And on the heels of Mother’s Day, is the perfect gift.

StoryWorth

StoryWorth is a company dedicated to collecting family stories and placing them in a beautifully bound keepsake book. How is this done, you ask?

Choose a storyteller. A person whose stories will mean the most to you. Ensuring their legacy will live on for generations to come. Then, purchase a one year subscription from StoryWorth. What does a one year subscription include?

A one year subscription gives the storyteller of your choosing a years worth of story prompts to be bound in 1 hardcover book. StoryWorth gives you the option to choose your storyteller’s questions from their library or you can simply write your own. It’s entirely up to you!

What if your storyteller isn’t computer savvy? 

This is my FAVORITE part! StoryWorth has an audio option. The storyteller can simply click the link in their weekly e-mails, signaling the system to call the phone number saved in their file. They simply pick up the phone and share their story. The audio file will save it. It’s so easy!

Nick Baum is the mastermind and creator behind StoryWorth. He created this company in 2012, because he wanted to build a space that was easily accessible for his father and others like him, to record their stories.

So, as Mother’s Day approaches, whose stories do you want told? Whose life quilt do you want to remain intact for future generations- your mother, grandmother, aunt, or someone else? Make today the today, to give the best Mother’s Day gift to yourself and your loved ones. Make today a day StoryWorth day. Simply click on the link below to get started!

  • Preserve your mom’s stories for the next generation with a beautiful book!
  • Weekly story prompts make it easy.
  • Mother’s Day special: $20 off!

https://www.storyworth.com/boldlybravelyyou