What Am I Waiting For?


I was lying in bed this morning staring at the ceiling. My shoulder was bothering me from an injury I gave myself years ago and knew I should just get up for the day. But while I was lying there thinking, I was thinking about all the things I allow to jump into my life and hold me back. I’ve been waiting for years now for things to settle down so that I can tackle my dreams. What the heck am I waiting for? It’s like I expect at some point for life to be predictable. Well life isn’t predictable! It never will be and if you are always waiting for predictability in your life you will be waiting forever. Take the last 8 years of my life for example. Waiting for my kids to take naps, waiting for my kids to be potty trained, waiting for my husband to get that raise, waiting to buy our first home, waiting for yet another job opportunity, waiting the last four years for my husband’s back to feel better, waiting to buy our second home…waiting for what? Waiting til the day I die? 

The reality of life is that you’ll always be waiting for something to happen. But if you stop living your life while you’re waiting for the unknown, or waiting for that sense of calm and collectiveness, it will never come and you’ll still be waiting. 

Now in the past, I was notorious for taking on way to much and trying to do too much with too little time. I’m not saying I want to fall back into those bad habits. But what I want to do is stop waiting and start doing. This may seem to be in contrast to the last post I wrote about Stepping Up and Giving People Time to Heal. I’m not talking about taking on more than you can chew or compromising healing which takes time. I’m talking about a mental state that always keeps us from achieving what we’d like to achieve. The mental state that keeps us from moving forward when we say, “one day”, “one day when things are different”. Don’t live in the “one day” mindset, while you may still be in a holding pattern, baby steps toward that one day are necessary so that one day becomes any day now. Do you get what I mean? 

“One day” is for dreamers, not doers. Don’t be a dreamer…be a doer! 

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I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

Heartfully Heather


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Heather Jones

I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

23 thoughts on “What Am I Waiting For?

  1. I like what you see here! It is very hard thing to do to relinquish power when you just want to do it all yourself. I am just as notorious as you are when it comes to taking on too much and I need to remind myself to relax a little too.

  2. I didn’t realized that I’m one of of those people who wasting my time and waiting. Glad I found this. This is really perfect!

  3. This is so true. It is to easy to think you are just waiting till the right time. Well there is no time like the present.

  4. I always have a bad habit about jumping to do things instead of waiting, but I am glad I do. Life is so short and you never know if you will get another chance to work towards your dream, so just jump up and do it.

  5. It is much easier to dream than to do for sure. I think of things all the time and then something always sets me back. I gotta work on that.

  6. I am so guilty of living in a “one Day’ mindset. I like your approach; taking baby steps toward that one day. I’d like to do this, too. Thank you for this post.

  7. This post speaks to me!!! Up until a few years ago I was a “one day” gal. I always said that I would do things “one day” one day didn’t come for a long time.

    1. I think it’s the truth when it comes right down too it. You’ll either be motivated to go forward or find an excuse not to. Sometimes it’s fear or the work that you have to put into it or both.

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