Make It Happen Anyway

Sure, you could make excuses. Or you could make it happen anyway.

When you have a vision and nobody’s home to play, make it happen anyway.

When you knock and knock and knock on doors, yet nobody seems to answer, make it happen anyway.

When nobody wants to join you in the fun, make it happen anyway.

When nobody’s there to make angels out of white space, make it happen anyway.

When nobody’s there to laugh and cheer when you try something new, make it happen anyway.

When you’re simply not sure, when you bend low to check things out, when nobody’s there to problem solve this or that dilemma, make it happen anyway.

When nobody’s yells “YEAH! Go do that thing you need to do!,” make it happen anyway.

When you’re sliding downhill, simultaneously thrilled and scared beyond belief, and nobody’s there to catch you at the bottom, make it happen anyway.

When you’re climbing back up to do it all over again and nobody’s waiting for you at the top, make it happen anyway.

When you fall off the sled, trying every which way to get back on and down that hill, and nobody’s there to lend you a helping hand, make it happen anyway.

You did it. You finally did it.

Whether they saw your vision, or not. Whether they joined you, or not. Whether they could see the thing you’re trying to make out of nothing, or not. Whether they laughed and cheered you on, or not. Whether they went and bent low with you, or not. Whether they encouraged you to GO and DO, or not. Whether they caught you at the bottom, or not. Whether they waited for you at the top, or not. Whether they gave you a helping hand, or not.

You did it. You finally did it.

You made it happen anyway.

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This article originally appeared at AmyBethPederson.com. All photos by Amy Pederson, used with permission.

Amy Pederson
Amy Beth Pederson is wife to her college sweetheart and mom of three. In 2014, she left her near 15-year career as a speech-language therapist to pursue writing and professional photography. Amy's greatest passion is to help women see the significance of their story. She encourages women to embrace the truth and totality of who they are, and empowers them to thrive through daily discomforts, distress and life-altering pain. Amy is currently writing a children’s book series for girls and moms, and has hundreds of journal pages tucked away which she hopes to turn into an all-too-serious book someday. You can connect with Amy through her website at www.amybethpederson.com, on FacebookInstagram, Twitter or Pinterest

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