A secret about ME.
So........I am the biggest control freak ever.
I know, it’s embarrassing to admit but in my head I still think I am the controller of all the things.
Here’s one of the biggest confessions ever...promise you won’t come at me?
So, I pack my husband’s suitcase for every single trip...whether I am going on the trip or not.
You all, I have seriously done this since we were 19-years old.
What in the actual heck are you doing g/f? (I know you might be thinking that).
Okay, hear me out...I might want to make sure he doesn’t pack 2 pairs of grey shirts, one tank top and one pair of dress shoes for an 8 day vacation.
I might want to make sure he doesn’t go with a mismatched or monochromatic look for a week stretch.
I know, it’s all so silly.
I have laid out my own clothes the night before since I was 7-years old. I ironed my clothes when I was 9 the night before.
I prepped my breakfast, coffee and lunch before bed. Yes, is it proactive sure but is also CONTROL FREAK at her finest.
I also am the WORST backseat driver in the history of ever. I think my “air braking” will actually prevent an accident. Again, “HELLO FRIENDS, I AM ANDREA AND I LIKE TO CONTROL ALLLLLLL OF IT.”
So, why am I telling you this?
I know you can relate...I know you have moments like this. Maybe not as extreme but yes, you do too.
Here’s what I am learning and much of this has to do with a growing, more rooted relationship with God
We can plan it all out, try to control it all and that plan can go to the wayside if it’s not His.
So certain things, I am learning to loosen the reigns a bit. However one thing I feel we can control is our actions and our mindset.
💜We can fill it with GOOD.
💜We can set forth on a forward path.
💜We can choose to be around like minded people.
💜We can decide to not allow the opinions of others drown our spirit.
💜We can be kind to unkind people. We can love with a boundary. These are actually things we can control.
How we show up everyday in a world filled with chaos and hardship can change everything.
You show up pissed off at the world? The world will reciprocate.
You show up jealous and wonder why no one wants to be near you? The world will reciprocate.
You show up full of light, hope and positivity. The world will reciprocate.
You show up ready with enthusiasm. The world will reciprocate.