This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Allstate. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’ve been a mom now for going on 8 years. Yikes, where does the time go? I remember the days when I was a little younger (35 is not old, by the way!) and didn’t worry so much about everything that could go wrong. Now that I have kids, that’s changed a bit. It was especially apparent with my first child. If a toy fell on the sidewalk, remove it to the ‘to-be-cleaned’ pile and don’t let her touch it again. By the time my son came on the scene I got over a lot of that stuff and let me tell ya, life was more fun.
I still worry. Hey, I’m a mom. It’s part of the job desccription, but I have lightened waaaay up and focus on all the fun there is to be had and not all the fear that tries to creep in. My kids wear helmets on their bikes, but if they’re going too fast and skin a knee, so be it. It happens and honestly, that’s a rite of passage, isn’t it?! Things like watching my kids run on the beach is one of the biggest, simplest pleasures I get out of life. So I don’t think about them stepping on jellyfish while they’re doing it.
It’s refreshing to see this fantastic approach from Allstate Good Life. They’re with me: Life is meant to be lived. Don’t live in fear of what might happen and let that prevent you from enjoying life. Makes perfect sense and it definitely resonates with me.
We all have to go through some hardship at some point. I could tell you about a few, but I remember back before I had kids and my husband got a new job and we relocated. I didn’t know anyone and I left my job so we could move. Being off work was kind of fun at first, and then it wasn’t. It was so lonely. I really missed having adult interaction. The job market was terrible and it took me 7 months to finally find work. I was being turned down for positions I was way overqualified for just because the pool of candidates was so huge. It was pretty depressing really. I finally found a job that was worth waiting for and I loved it! I made great friends and felt like I fit in. Looking back, I’m glad I didn’t find anything before that or else I’d have missed out on that opportunity. You never know what life has in store for you! I kept trying, kept applying, and everything worked out in the end. If I had given in to the worry and fear, I would have missed out. And what a great lesson for me to have learned too!
What about you? Is there a time when you had to push through a rough time and not give in to worry? I’d love to have you share your story in the comments! You never know who might read it and gain some strength and inspiration.