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August 29, 2023

Keeping Our Priorities Straight

I’m doing a lot of different things right now and sometimes I wonder if I have too much on my plate.

My priorities have to stay in check.

I really love all the things I’m involved in, but at the end of the day, I always want my family to come first.

I do a lot of rad things, but if my family isn’t happy and they’re not content with what I’m doing, then I’m falling down on the greatest job that God has given me – to love my family.

So I have to constantly check in, reevaluate and ask myself how I’m doing in all the different areas of my life.

Work is a constant ebb and flow. Some days I work a bit more and then I plan a couple days where I don’t work at all and it’s just me and the boys (and now Alaya 😁) running and going hard. We go to the parks. We hang out at the beach, learn piano, spend more time on homeschool – all the things!

I also try really hard to always look my family in the eyes. I tell them they’re loved, give them hugs, help them know that they’re seen and that I care for them.

Bethany and Tobias head to the beach to surf

Many business people and successful individuals in the world have made so much money or are so famous and it seems like from the outside that they have everything together. Then you learn that their family is a wreck! Everything behind the scenes in their lives is a total mess.

It’s cool that they made all that money or did those great things, but their priorities were off. They didn’t enjoy the greatest gift that God had given them – their family.

I think there’s so many different versions of success, but my version of success includes my relationships with the people who are closest to me. When I think back on the day, usually the highlight of my day has to do with someone else. It’s not usually me just rocking it by myself. It’s something funny that happened with the boys or dancing with my husband or whatever it may be. Often times I find the greatest joy with others. That reminds me to align my priorities around them.

I’m a very motivated and ambitious person, so I have to work hard not to let my ambitions and drive for other things overtake my calling to love my family well. They are the most beautiful part of my life!

What are your priorities?

If family isn’t the top one for you, I encourage you to re-evaluate and make some changes so that it is! You won’t regret it 🙂

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