If not now, then when?

Lately, I have been telling myself things will be different when I do a number of things I am yet to do... When I move here, when I meet the man of my dreams, when I make this much, when I finally do *blank* then I'll be happy. But after reading and praying A LOT, I've come to the sometimes harsh realization that this is it.

Why am I waiting to live my life when I am in it right now? I'm learning to develop a "this is it" attitude about my day. Life coach Maria Forleo writes about it in one of her books. We have to be the go-getter in our own life story! Wear your favorite perfume because this is it. Wear the outfit you have hanging in your closet with the tag still attached because this is it. Book the vacation you've been dying to go on. This is it. And the one close to my heart: Stop worrying about what people will think. Start the blog. This is it. We keep saving things for special moments in our lives and instead, the perfume sits full on the dresser. The dress stays in the closet. The trip to Europe stays unexperienced. The blog stays unwritten. I've challenged myself to treat every day like this is it, like a special moment.

Because whether we like it or not, we're already living out our lives and developing a "this is it" attitude helps us enjoy our lives right now, in the moment. 1 Timothy 6:17 says God "richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment." He wants us to enjoy our life and I believe He is happy when we do.

So I've started Mess Full of Grace, among all of the countless other Columbus based bloggers and bloggers around the globe. I think it will be therapeutic for me to write and practice living imperfectly with great delight. I often journal and this will be another wonderful outlet that I hope inspires someone else. If not, that's okay too. Because I'll keep living this frazzled and faithful life I've been given. It's the only one I've got and this is it.