Updated: Nov 19
For 18 months I’ve been waking up at 4:30 am to grind hard and work, take my kids to school, come back to my office and work until pick up, take them to sports, make dinner, and work some more before passing out into bed only to wake up and do it all over again. Add in a pandemic, family issues, both kids having major changes in school and the usual ups and downs that life throws at you. So, this morning at 4:26 am, awake before my alarm, I had my moment of true clarity.
I am living the life that I created for myself, and I am happy in it. I planned, set my intention, and worked my ass off to get it. Despite the numerous challenges, I achieved what I set out to do, and then some.
The people that I have chosen to surround myself with are people who bring as much to my life as I try to bring to theirs. We have all gone through struggles in the past year. It has made us stronger and closer, or we have chosen to part ways most often as friends.
After struggling with my self-image and worth for over a decade, I am living authentically. The person I am inside is the person I now choose to show the world. I have found that I am happier and more at peace.
Most importantly, I am ready for the next chapter. For me that chapter is learning to do for myself what I preach to those around me.
Work hard but make time for yourself.
Recognize when enough is enough and settle in for a season.
Let go of things that no longer serve your purpose.
As we head into the business of the holidays, I will choose to take more moments of rest and reflection. To take a pause amid the chaos and choose to enjoy the people I love and make memories to last a lifetime.