A Recipe for Life Preserve
Here's the thing: If we're not clear on who we are, our values, and if we're giving too much of ourselves, or giving a digested version of ourselves — we will never have enough of ourselves to create a life preserve.
There's no growth in happily ever after.
Ask yourself: am I preserving my life or am I creating a life preserve?
You can choose to put yourself in boiling pot moments and then sometimes life throws you into the boiling pot.
We need these challenging moments as they are essential to our growth.
When you're living a life that is different to the life you're portraying on social media, it causes a disconnect within yourself and that does not bring joy. It brings anxiety.
Making yourself digestible happens a lot on social media. People presenting a version of themselves that they think that others will like more or those who share so much of themselves that they have no intimacy left in their life.
You can either sit there and wallow about the person who you used to be or you can choose to rebuild yourself into a better person.
There comes a day when the fog lifts and you can start to rebuild yourself into a better person.
Motherhood has given me some of the greatest life lessons.
There's nothing wrong with wanting to be 'just a mom.'
What was holding me back? I was trying wanting to make myself easily digestible.
Your values should be at the basis of every decision you make.
Your values are your guiding light. They are more than just big words painted on your office building wall. It's the way in which you operate on a day to day basis.
Once all your work, status, and relationship — who are you?
You are the main ingredient. All of you. You need to understand who you are and what you value.
I want my children to create a life preserve not preserve their life. And I want them to see me doing the same.
My hope for today isn't to inspire you, it's to challenge you.