A Note to Parents: Because You’re Worth It

I totally get it. I know that you are busy. I know that it’s pushing it to get a luxurious ten minute shower, let alone pursue your passion, but let me put a little spin on the matter:

When it comes to your children, what you do is way more important than what you say.

You can tell your kids all day long how important it is to love themselves, follow their passion, and pursue their dreams, but if they don’t see you doing it, then all that talk is well….just talk. And I know that it’s hard to justify pursuing your passion when you’re trying to help your kids pursue theirs, but what if you looked at it in a new way? Instead of seeing it as time you take away, what if you see it as something  you give?

What if you do it for them?

Take time for yourself for them.
Follow your dream for them.
Accomplish your goals for them.

And what if that’s not the way you were taught? What if your own parents put everything aside and dropped off their passions for the sake of yours?

Do it for them, too.
And for their parents, and theirs.

Being a parent isn’t about cutting out the essence of you. You’re still creative, smart, passionate and beautiful, and you have unique ways of expressing those gifts. You don’t have to choose being a parent over self-expression; you can have both.

Start small if you have to.

Daydream everyday; like it’s your job.
Instead of doing dishes, do yoga.
Work on your novel while the kiddo’s take swim class.
Pull out the paints for them and for you.
Drop ‘em off at dance, and then go dancing.

Whatever feeds you, will feed them also.

You know why?

Because the commitment you make to yourself will show them how important it is to commit to themselves. And because your drive, your desire, and your passion for what you love, will show them how to love and nurture their own unique gifts and talents.

Fill your cup, so they know what it looks like to fill their own.

Do it for them.
And do it for you.

Because they’re worth it, and so are you.

notetoparents

Welcome!

Dear brilliant, beautiful, you: Thank you. Thank you for coming here. Thank you for following your hunch, or your heart, or accidentally clicking on the wrong link as you stumbled into this space… whatever the case may be…I’m glad you’re here.

Let me tell you why.

Because the world needs you. I need you. YOU need you.

This space is about listening to your heart, getting clear about what you want, calling back your power, and channeling your energy toward YOUR true calling. Yes, you have a purpose, a path, a true calling; it’s why you’re here. And it’s kind of a big deal because your true calling fills a void that the entire world aches for, and you are the only one who can fill it. I know that might sound sort of mysterious and magical, and maybe a little bit crazy, but it’s true. It’s true for you and it’s true for every single person on the planet.

Okay, now what? So, you’ve got this ‘true calling,’ and maybe you know exactly what it is; maybe you have a vague idea, or maybe you don’t have a clue. That’s okay. You’re here because you’re ready to find out. It’s important for you to know that your purpose isn’t something you have to go out and search for, because its already part of you—it’s just waiting to be discovered. What I’m sharing here will just help you recognize it, call it up from inside of you, and give you the courage to share it with the world.

I hope you’ll stick around; scroll down for my most recent posts, or peruse the site for ways to stay connected to yourself and the gifts you have to offer.