Ever feel like you are constantly watching exciting things go on for others in their game of life while cheering them along on the sidelines… but feel like you don’t have any game to play of your own?
Some special people in my life have this going on in their life games… one has achieved so much career success and is an all around bad ass mom too, the other is a mom of two and just found out she is pregnant (with twins!), and the other is a valuable part of a thriving start up that is building an impressive international brand. I’m a stay at home mom of one sweet little boy. I don’t say that to put myself down- just put my life in perspective.
I don’t mind being on the sidelines- in fact, I like to think of myself as one of the biggest cheerleaders for these three folks. However, sometimes it can feel like you want to have your own game/excitement going on in life. It’s not that I’m jealous of these situations of others… I’m actually super happy and proud of them.
Here is what I’ve learned- life ebs and flows. Sometimes you are in the game and sometimes you are on the sidelines. The important part is surrounding yourself with people who will also cheer on your sidelines when it’s your turn to play. Life is so much more wonderful when we can genuinely be happy for one another and support each other through no matter what the game throws at us.
That being said, I can’t wait to hold those twin babies this summer, toast my good friend on her career success next month and celebrate the blossoming start up next week. And in the meantime, I’ll always keep a bottle of bubbles in my fridge to pop to celebrate any of my friends or use to it to celebrate my own exciting game.
Always be prepared with bubbles!