As a mom of young children, who recently transitioned from the freelance world to full-time employment, finding the time and motivation to write has been a recurrent theme. I want to set myself up for success by starting healthy healing habits now before I get too entrenched in the day-to-day, 9-5, monotony. There’s family-life-work balance.
Connection, clarity and compassion. My three C’s are my inspiration for writing a couple of paragraphs daily in my journal. Starting is the key. Keeping my pen on the page and avoiding distractions. Some planning helps. Staying focused on my intention, and consistently showing up at the page will make my goal a reality. And importantly, being gentle with myself when priorities shift and my writing doesn’t go according to plan.
My life experiences have brought me to this moment: The good, the bad, the muck, the ugly, and there’s the beauty, the breath to stay centered in the chaos. As I’ve entered my 40s, I finally realize that I don’t have to prove myself anymore. I can be true to myself and inspire others.
I’m going to honor the journey of this transition.
What motivates you?