I recently was so overwhelmed by my life that I went into what I call brain exhaustion. I couldn't think. I couldn't make a decision. I couldn't focus. John laughs at me and thinks I am strange, but when my brain gets like this, I need to listen to something inspirational, something that challenges me in a different way. I often to to youtube. I find things to listen to that puts me in my happy place. I found a video to listen to. Warning: This Might Shake Up Your Belief System... Can you handle this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXQh05-enDs. This is about trusting your instincts. Trust that inner voice. The thoughts that are the most pure, fill you with the most joy and love are the ones you need to listen to. So, am I listening to them? I am trying to.
When I first started this blog I thought I wanted to close my preschool and concentrate on Norwex full time. Well as much as I like Norwex, I am not sure full time is what I really want. Actually, I know it is not. I now know I don't want to close my preschool, AND I know I want to teach and inspire people. I want to teach and inspire women. I want to reach all women, but especially those who choose careers like daycare, direct sales, or any home based business. I want to let them know they ARE enough. They matter, and the job they chose, just because it is not in the corporate world and they have to wear suits, IS important. Actually, in a way I feel it is more important because they are brave enough to choose. They are brave enough to break a mold and maybe even go out of their comfort zone to follow their hearts and attempt to make a life for themselves and their family that involves dictating their own schedule and their own rules.
I have lived this. I am not only a daycare provider/preschool teacher, but I am a Direct Sales consultant and damn proud of both things I have chosen to do with my life. I am excited my kids get to see me work my butt off and set and accomplish goals. I feel I am teaching them life skills they would not get anywhere else. They see me not being able to walk away from my work at the end of the day because there is always a mess that needs to be cleaned up, or an email that needs to be answered, but they also get to see the importance of relaxing after a hard days work. Might I add a hard day that was filled with fun, accomplishments, and rewards beyond my imagination. My kids don't take for granted the times I sit down with them, play games, relax, watch a movie, go get Cherry Berry.
I have to BELIEVE all this hard work and determination is going to pay off. Actually not GOING, it is paying off. I have children who are already talking about their futures and what it involves and I listen to them talk about creating their future and not living someone else's dream. Independence is what I want them to take away from watching me work. They never hear stress and regret when I talk about working. They hear excitement and pride for both professions I have chosen.
I look forward to watching their futures. I look forward to watching mine unfold too. I am writing it down now, for the world to see if they want to...
I WANT TO BE AN INSPIRE WOMEN WHO ARE SEEKING CONFIDENCE AND PRIDE IN THE PROFESSIONS THEY HAVE CHOSEN. I WANT TO TEACH WOMEN THEY ARE ENOUGH.
I am not even sure where to begin, but hope that the trainings I do for daycare providers is a start and will be launchpad for this bigger dream I have. Just wait world... I am just getting started.