As odd as it may sound, at times when I feel hard on myself for not “doing enough” or making it “big” enough yet, I conveniently “forget” (ahh.. forgetfulness, one of those false centers that keeps me distracted from living my fullest experience! Thankfully I now recognize you when you come along…) that I’ve been immersed in one of the most powerful and empowered “jobs” that a human being can have.: I’ve been nurturing, raising, loving and caring for one of the most incredible people I’ve had the honor of sharing so much time, space, growth and love with yet!
I birthed my daughter when I was 20. With no college degree, I stayed at home consumed in motherhood until she was 2, at which time I felt my soul return to me and the dreams that I’d had prior to carrying her in my womb came to inspire me again.
I parted ways with her father and kept putting one foot in front of the other.. and although at times I get hard on myself for not “being there yet” when I’m lost in another false center of comparing myself to others, I realize that I’m here already. I’ve been here all along, exactly where I need to be. I’ve been given one of the greatest gifts anyone can have and an opportunity to love, nurture and connect on levels that I did not know were possible until my daughter came along. She brought me face to face with myself and taught me how to love and be loved unconditionally,for where is the there that i’m looking for…when I’m already here?
What are some of the challenges you face in remembering that you’re “there,” right where you’re meant to be? What brings you back to your true center of knowing that you’re already “here?” What are some of your amazing accomplishments you can take a moment to honor right now? Then Give Yourself a hug and realize, you’re here!! I invite you to leave a comment with your reflections on these questions. I can’t wait to see what you have to say!