While They Sleep



I'm sitting here with Annabelle supposedly asleep on me. But I know better then that. So does Bobby, who's roaming between rooms aimlessly, wearing Ainsleigh in the sling in hopes of the same end.

Life with newborn twins; definitely a reality check this week. Bobby's back to work which leaves me to figure out how to feed two hungry babies at a time while tending to the older girls. I don't know what to think of myself. Part of the day I'm happily tickling Caroline on the floor and the other I'm emotional over nursing struggles, exhaustion, and understanding my new life.

"What are you putting off out of fear? Usually what we most fear doing is what we most need to do...it is fear of the unknown outcomes that prevents us from doing what we need to do. Define the worst case, accept it, and do it...

...What are you waiting for? If you cannot answer this without resorting to the previously rejected concept of good timing, the answer is simple: You're afraid, just like the rest of the world. Measure the cost of inaction, realize the unlikelihood and repairability of the missteps, and develop the most important habit of those who excel and enjoy doing so: action."

(Timothy Ferriss, author of a compelling book Travis suggested)

I knew from the day we found out I was carrying twins that our lives wouldn't be the same. I was right. But this new life compels me to make changes, act instead of fear, and hold myself responsible for making myself and my family's lives extraordinary, despite my initial fears. I am as strong as I choose to be.