You Can Do Hard Things

Monday, March 20, 2017

The closer I get to this whole having a baby thing, the more nervous I get about the actual having a baby part.

As nervous as I am to actually give birth (because lets be honest, we all know that it's no walk in the park), I'm much more nervous about the fact that it is going to become my sole responsibility in life to raise a tiny human into a fully-functiong adult. And that is just the slightest bit totally and completely scary.

There's a part of me that understands how absolutely rewarding all of this is going to be, but another part that also understands that this will probably be the most difficult, although completely wonderful, thing I'll ever do.

I've always been a believer that even in the most difficult times, life will never throw more at you than you can handle. And if it seems like it has, chances are you're probably one step closer to becoming the much stronger person you will be on the other side.

Of course there have been plenty of times in my life that I've absolutely felt like I've hit a wall, but looking back on most of them now I've realized that they've helped get me to where I am today, and for that I'm thankful.

If you're in a situation right now that is making you feel unsure, nervous, or like you might not come out on top, I'm here to remind you that you can do hard things. 

You can finish school. 

You can work towards your dream job.

You can live on your own, or you can live with someone else. 

You can make your marriage exactly what you want it to be. 

You can have a baby, and be the type of parent you've always known you could be.

You can do hard things.

Too often I think we miss out on opportunities because of the fear of not being able to overcome something difficult in our lives.

I hope that you'll start this week by taking a chance on something you've been hesitant about. Or move in the direction of being overall more comfortable about something you're eventually going to face head on. And that one day you'll look back on it and realize that maybe it wasn't as hard as you thought it would be, or that if it was, you were always strong enough to handle it.

You can do hard things. So pour yourself your second third cup of coffee and take on the world. 


  1. You are going to do amazing! You will find a strength you never knew you had. :)

  2. You can absolutely do this, my friend! I'm here for moral support and also any questions you might have, because I totally just learned as I went. You're going to be the most wonderful mom!


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