Monday morning, Alarm went off at 5am. I wish i could say I popped right up ready to go for the week butttttt, I don't want to lie to you. I have kind of a big day ahead at work...and I do this really fun thing where I worry a lot. Still trying to get better at living that, "If God is for us, who can be against us?" thing. (Romans 8:32) Or, as my smart Mama says, nothing is ever as good as you think, or as bad as you think. In other words, chill out girlfriend. Working on it ;)
In that vein, part of the reason I felt called to start this blog, was the fact that I was unable to find much of anything out there for young, Catholic, single women, working in the corporate world. The words "wife" and "mom," are in almost every bio out there. While these blogs/instagrammers are SERIOUSLY amazing and incredible, and I love following them, there are times where I just can't relate. I work a full time job that is not at a Catholic/ministry related company. I am not married yet, and no kiddos...so my journey looks a bit different. And I think, (or at least I like to tell myself, ;) that I am far from alone in this stage of life. I hope that I can continue to learn from all you Catholic mama's out there, and hopefully reach out to some ladies not as widely represented!
Today is the Feast of the Baptism of of the Lord. We're jumping straight from baby Jesus to grown up Jesus, and straight into Ordinary Time. And yet, we see a continuation of the reason our Savior came. Outwardly, He looked like us. Inwardly, He was completely pure and sinless. And yet, He took on all of our brokenness, and all of our sins, and washed them off in the Jordan. I forget so easily sometimes, that He didn't have to do any of this. Nobody was forcing Him. Our Lord simply loved us so much, He took on ALL of our mess...and lets face it, we make some big ones!
I'm challenging myself today, to just chill out. As I get anxious about my days and weeks, and worry about things that 90% of the time never even materialize, I want to remember that HE is for us. HE was born, baptized, and died for me, and you. So who can be against us??