In our house Moana has been on non-stop play time. I'm not mad about it, not one bit. As I continue onward towards my goal of owning commercial property for my businesses, I've started to learn a lot about myself. Since seeing Moana twice in the theater and now one billion two hundred million five hundred thousand and two times at home - I can really say I think it's one of my all time favorite movies. Sometimes I get caught up in this world and I lose sight of where I am and where I want to be.
A lot of days I'm extremely motivated and when I think about the future I can smell the air. Other days, I am extremely hard on myself and I doubt a lot. Then some days, I don't really even know what I'm thinking and I want to throw in the towel. But in the grand scheme of everything - I'm genuinely over whelmed, excited, scared and vulnerable. And that's ok, it's all part of growth and becoming who I want to be. I'm aware of my weaknesses and just as much, my strengths. Keeping my head above water and staying calm have been my biggest "learn to's" thus far.
A large portion of my self criticism comes from the time invested in my dream that essentially takes away time spent with the those I love most. But this little voice inside of me never stops pushing me onward because if I plan strategically and save accordingly- my time spent investing will pay off in all the right places. I'm lining up my stars and setting sail, praying for small waves and clear skies.
When I think about the mom I want to be - I think of brave, strong, fun and firm. I think of not necessarily being a winner, but never a quitter. I want my girls to be proud of me. I want them to work hard for their dreams because they believe in themselves. I want to be able to help their dreams come true one day. I want to teach them to be humble and happy. I want them to love themselves and to be successful at the things they enjoy, that they also happen to be good at. I want them to listen to their little voice inside.
Sometimes this voice inside of me gets crazy and I forget who I am, but that crazy side helps me learn a little more about myself. The best part of all of this is when you finally know who you are, when you finally decide to accept that awesomeness , when you finally choose to love yourself... Well, that's when you realize where you are, by where you've been and you take your first step towards where you want to be.
PS All lyrics are from the movie Moana - I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
In case you were curious on where thus far in 2017
- 8 out of 10 weddings have been booked
- I've created my first MOM'SNAP workshop
- January and February were my best months in the salon and with photography!
- I've shot 21 amazing sessions with 10 more pre-booked
- I've not had a heart attack