It's hard to chose to be your best self, every single day. Be encouraged if you are still struggling with this. I have as well, but the lesson is in the journey. A few weeks ago, while driving my son to school, I recognized an opportunity to instill the importance of this into my son at an early age.
When you're all about positivity, progress and passion . . . being down can seem out of character. That's how I felt last week. I was having a tough time dealing with some difficult decisions concerning my youngest son. He's three years old, curious, funny, sweet, full of energy and on the Autism Spectrum. I should have given myself enough room to fully experience my emotions so that I could process and work through them. Instead, I defaulted to guilt. Why was I quick to deny myself a safe space?
You know how people say "the squeaky wheel gets the grease"? I always thought that was some derivative (or at least second cousin) of the Biblical principal "you have not because you ask not". We understand that we need to ask for what we need: out of life, in relationships, from our careers or even [...]
Earlier this week, I attended a powerful event organized for moms and those in the community concerned about the current state of families, and their needs. The MOMs SUMMIT in Houston was a free event featuring Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee represents the 18th district of Texas [...]
Like a lot of churches, my church has Vacation Bible School in the summer. A lot of VBS programs focus on kids, as the tradition was born out of wanting to provide an activity option for kids out of school during the summer. One of the things I love about my church is that we focus on strengthening families.
Settling into myself in my thirties has been so rewarding. I have things I still want to work on, of course, but my direction is set and I've learned to keep moving - challenges and all. It took me time, trial and much error to get here - to a place where my moves are purposed and not reactionary. Now that I am here, I am getting comfortable.