It’s crazy to think that almost 5 years ago I started on a journey of sharing my story on this blog as Martina’s Directives. Writing has become such an important part of my life and honestly, the thought of actually doing anything else is quite scary. But the despite my love and my passion, the thing that’s held me back most is inconsistency and a lack of discipline.
I thought A LOT about what my re-launch post would be about because for such an important moment, what do I really want people to know first. So here it is! Blooming is so easy! It’s everything else that happens before it that makes the PROCESS so difficult.
When you look at flower and it’s beauty, the last thing that comes to mind is “Man this flower probably worked so hard to be beautiful.” DOUBT IT! A regular person might simply admire and gush at its beauty.
But over the last few years between graduating college, getting married, getting my Masters, and now becoming a mom, I can’t help but notice the BEAUTY of every milestone. And despite how hard I’ve worked, how much I’ve sacrificed, how much I’ve prayed and cried, and even lost, people still often only admire the BEAUTY of my progress.
However, very few witnessed the pain of losing friendships, being broke, losing jobs and opportunities, and even some failures that turned into some serious life lessons. People see your progress and success and think oh I can do that, no problem. And yes! You can definitely do ALL that and much more, but the work you have to put in to make it happen is often taken lightly.
Through it all, I’ve pressed on and pushed through! And honestly, for the first time in my life, I’m not ashamed to say how proud I am of the WOMAN I’ve become and am still BECOMING.
“Blooming” is easy because it’s a flower’s natural response to growth! And likewise, as people, the more we learn the more we grow! So, as we embark on the journey, I guess the first thing I want to you to consider is that Blooming is easy, you just have to be willing to put in the work to make the process work. You have to the discipline needed to stay consistent, so you can weather the many seasons of life.
You have to be willing to let go of your fears, let go of the pressure and unrealistic expectations and allow yourself to experience life as it comes, because after every cold, lonely winter, comes a spring in Full Bloom. So just endure life’s natural course and remember, you have all the tools you need to make blooming easy, just be prepared for every season.