Five Minute Friday - motivate

Every Friday we unite for five minutes. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on motivate.

It's time.
It's time to get myself going and moving in the right direction.
I know what it takes for me to move
I know what and how I am motivated.
I am ready.
This is my time.

And so I start down my path to happy.
I start to use my known weaknesses to my advantage.
Screw what others want to do to stay stuck.
Screw what others want to do to stay unhappy.
Screw my years and years and years of wallowing.
This time, it's about me.
That's right, this mom, and giver, and CEO of 2 businesses, and sacrificer, is all about her right now.
She is done taking in the energy of others.
She is done feeling their weight.
She is done trying to get them to the other side.
Stay where you are, I am moving forward.
And the one place I will no longer follow anyone is to misery.
My life is important, my happy translates to their happy
just like my sadness translates to theirs.

So, as I watch my daughter take on more and more of me.
As I watch her say "I'm fine" as she wipes away tears...
As I watch my son listen less and less because all of it is white noise...
well, that is enough to motivate this mamma.
That is enough for me to say it's all about us
it's all about us.

And so I will follow what sets my soul on fire.
I will follow the happy
I will fake happy in order to eventually become happy
I will act how I want to feel and eventually, I will feel that way.
I am motivated for all of this change, even though change frightens me at every turn.
Screw it all, none of it matters in the end.
In the end, none of it matters.
In the end, all anyone ever wishes for is more time with those they love.
And so, I will gift all those I love more time.
I will let the pain go.
I will let misery go, she can find different company, I am no longer your friend.

It is time.
I am ready.
I am motivated.
I am willing to tear it all down to rebuild me.



  1. Annie says:

    Just reading your words made me feel ready to conquer something big! Love the power and energy! 2018 is definitely your year! (Your FMF neighbor)

  2. Kate says:

    Important message to love those in our lives at this moment and that means time, prayer time, fun time and of course correction time but time is all we have and being motivated to spend time with those we love in the end though it seems selfish is actually the least selfish thing we can do because it takes energy, committment and love; above all else is Love.
    Be encouraged. Keep on taking the time.

  3. Janis Cox says:

    Oh I love that you are ready to rebuild "you". Yes doing too much - focusing only on ourselves can burn us out. I know I tried. I tried to be in control. I tried to be supermom. It didn't work. Until I gave up control of my life to God - that's when I got myself back. Now under His guidance, and His Light I can live in joy and peace.
    Blessings to you as you look to God to help you.
    Janis # 24

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