My friend Allyson just wrote such a great post for our website and our Deseret News Motherhood Matters blog. It's HERE if you want to see the whole thing. She's an amazing writer. And what she wrote really resonated with me.
Her post talks about a time in her life when she was really struggling with everything she had on her plate and another mother suggested "you made your bed, now you have to sleep in it." At the time, that was NOT what she wanted to hear. But she found truth in the statement and figured out how empowering it is to "own" the choices that brought her to where she was rather than grumbling and complaining and embracing the all-too-present and really un-helpful idea that everything that's happening to us is someone else's fault.
I'm working to own my own choices. I chose motherhood. I chose the projects I have going on. I choose how I will react each day to the things that happen that I did not choose.
While sometimes the bed I've made may feel very lumpy, or even like a bed of nails, I DID make this bed. And I need to sleep in it or work actively to make it more comfortable!