Guest Post by Get Busy Living! | Being Jane

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Guest Post by Get Busy Living!

Hello lovely readers! I want to introduce my friend to you. 
 Her name is Elizabeth and she just started a new blog called "Get Busy Living"! I have known her for about 5 years and I am excited to help her meet all of you wonderful people and to grow her blog! 

Love & Joy, 

First of all, I wanted to thank Leanne for letting me guest post on her blog. I am fairly new to the blogging community. A few years ago I started blogging for my own use. Then I got busy with everyday life and the blog was put on the backburner for over a year. I'm sure most of you can relate.  Now I am ready to get my creative side back and start connecting with others in the blogging world.

I am 27 years old, married for 5 years, and have a spunky two year old son. Last year I taught kindergarten and decided to become a stay-at-home mom. So here I am... ready for the new challenges and to soak up all that life has to offer. I wanted to share an excerpt from my blog that I think many of us can relate to: 

Have you ever had moments in your life when something keeps nudging at you?  Well, I had a few of those moments a couple weeks ago, and feel like sharing it with all of you.  It was around the time of my 27th birthday and my husband and friends kept asking me "what do you want for your birthday?"  Honestly folks, there's a lot of things that I want, but there's really nothing that I need. So with that in mind, I kept brushing them off. Later in the week at my MOMS group we got on the topic of how difficult it is to be a mom and to take time out for ourselves. Then, I came home to find that my favorite cookie lady posted a picture on Facebook related to "filling up your jar"... Ding, Ding, Ding!!!  Apparently, I needed this to be a topic of discussion because it somehow grabbed my attention three times that week.

Not only do I need to take the time to rejuvenate and fill up my jar, but I know it benefits everyone around.  Can you imagine doing everything for everybody else and never taking the time to relax or do anything special for yourself?  Maybe some of you know exactly what I'm talking about because that describes you to a "T". A lot of moms and people in general can relate because it seems like we are a home maker, a nurse, a teacher, a wife, a chauffeur, a coach, a circus ring leader.... all rolled into one person. At the end of the day, we have nothing to show for ourselves. We have a lot to show for what we did for everybody else, but nothing to show that we took time to ourselves. Don't get me wrong, family is important and being there for everyone else is important, but not to the extent of forgetting about yourself in the mix of things. If you're constantly filling up other people's jars you will have nothing left to contribute in the end.

So with that said, take time to do something nice for yourself. Even if it's just going to get a pedicure or allowing your husband to draw a bubble bath for you. You deserve it. I think I will splurge by getting myself a cookie....

Love, Elizabeth

Follow Elizabeth at:  Get Busy Living
There is also a fantastic Pinterest-inspired exchange starting on her blog! Check it out and sign up by April 1st:  Pinterest Pal Exchange

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