4 years ago today, my dad died suddenly

and my life dramatically changed forever

I wish I could say that he died in a car accident or from a heart attack or after a hard battle with cancer… but it is, sadly, much more tragic than that.

He drank himself to death

And just a couple months later I got pregnant with Natalia.

At first I was angry – I was still overwhelmed by shock and grief and now I had to concern myself with a child growing in me that was probably gonna die anyway!?!

(prior disappointments/miscarriage had me in a pessimistic state of mind around pregnancy)

But, thank God, she made it. And she has been the greatest blessing that has really changed my life for the better.

Between my dad’s tragic death and new motherhood, I’ve been forced to think long and hard about the habits we have that shape our lives.

Are my habits keeping me healthy? Will I be able to be active with Natalia and be an engaged mom if I continue my current routine?

What small thing can I do every day to ensure that I become the person that I want to be?

Walk/Run an extra 15 minutes? Journal 10 more minutes? Meditate or pray 5 (more) minutes?

We all need to ask ourselves this, let our intuition and the Spirit answer this question for us,

and then…

Do the Thing.

Every Day.