I learned skills, tactics and behaviors in order to survive childhood.
As children, everything is a matter of survival.
I liked getting gold stars and A’s in school.
I learned…follow instructions – get it right.
Once, I tried to stop a yelling match between family members. It didn’t work.
I learned…my voice doesn’t matter – don’t speak up.
At 6 years old, I started translating official forms, bills and phone calls.
I learned…my family’s survival depended on me – I must succeed.
Those learnings helped me reach adulthood, but they no longer serve me now.
What’s amazing is we all carry such learnings.
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.