Murphy's Law

What ever can go wrong, will go wrong, right?

Yeah, well, it's been a while since I've posted. 

This house has been one surprise (and expense...!!!) after another.  Mold, plumbing, electrical, septic, leaking skylights, frozen pipes, and on top of it all--husband has been in training 18 hours away for the past 4 weeks (coming home on Saturday!!).  I've never missed that man as much as I do right now!!

But the amazing thing about mindset is, you can choose how to face the challenges that you are in front of you.  You can choose and practice a growth mindset or a fixed mindset.  This concept is mostly applied in education: helping students, teachers, and educational leaders develop resiliency and grit within the crisis of our current educational system.  It is incredibly helpful in any situation though.

When you have a growth mindset, all of a sudden, possibilities are endless--seemingly impossible situations become opportunities.

When I pick my head up from the exhaustion, I have so much to be thankful for and so much work to do.  I need to make money for my family, to make this house a comfortable home--and I have the ability to do it--and thanks to these challenges, I also have the drive.  Although I feel like a single mom right now, I have an amazing husband who provides for us--financially and most importantly, emotionally.  And when this house seems like a burden, all I have to do is look out the window at the land, the wildlife, and remember that we have a roof over our heads and warmth and full bellies. 

My challenge to you is to apply the growth mindset to something you are struggling with right now.  How can shifting your perspective change your life?

Linebrook Living 11.15

  1. The grand finale is upon us!
  2. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.  Tania over at The Gunny Sack shares 3 savory seasonings to use on roasted pumpkin seeds.  Are you a sweet or savory person??  Besides tasting great, pumpkin seeds are
  3. This is mine and Ashley's favorite weather for walks.  It's been so crisp and beautiful outside! (And I loooove my Brooks!!!)
  4. Anthropologie Enmore Embroidered Duvet.  I just want to jump into this cozy bed, snuggle in, and have a nespresso.  And I just might--it's on sale!