A few days ago I sent in my entry submission to Sakura Bloom to become a diarist.
I think it would be such a cool thing to do. I am finally feeling well enough to look at my computer without getting dizzy so figured I’d post it here too :)
To my daughters
I wonder if I could go back in time and tell my younger self that the standards I believed to be true are not the only things to strive for in life. To be honest, I probably wouldn’t have believed it. In my twenties, my goals were to have a successful career, own a home and be happy. Even though I have achieved these things, little did I realize that my perception of happiness would change.
We are told that what we perceive is due to the way we comprehend the inputs accepted by our biological senses. What’s more important is that we can change our reality by altering our perception. And my dears, here is the secret I’ve learned over the years…We all have the power to change our reality. Simply by altering how we perceive our surroundings, circumstances and each other.
I’ll be honest, it takes practice (I am still working on it) but by truly appreciating the journey you are on, living intentionally and supporting one another you will find that success and happiness is achievable.
A few months before starting my MBA thesis I met your dad. If at that point, I had decided that school would be my only focus and sense everything else as a distraction – I wouldn’t have come to know the joy of being swept off my feet in love and ultimately realizing the life changing delights of being a mom – your mama.
So please remember this my sweet loves, just when you think you are on the right path or when you feel your victories are within your grasp – something will knock the wind out of you. You may feel excited, confused or even hopeless. This is the exact moment you will need to realize that this direction is meant to impart some wisdom on you. So take a deep breath, count your blessings and keep going. Do your best not to let any negative perception of your circumstance deter you. The best thing is, you’ll realize that there is happiness along this new path and it was something you weren’t expecting.
With all my love,