Feeling reflective today on my 43rd birthday. What is success? I've always measured it by my job and being financially stable. What the last five years of crawling slowly out of debt and other life stumbles have taught me that life is fleeting and we don't really need all these things we think we need. They are just things that we can't take with us when we are dead. We need one another.
Success is my family, I have a loving and supportive husband. I hope I'm the same to him. I have 3 sons, who are all brilliant and challenging and so very loving. They will be spectacular men. They make me so proud. My supportive Mom and brother and my niece and nephews who I don't see often enough are the safety net around my heart. I love them more than they will ever know..
My tribe, my girls, my ladies. I have a small circle of friends. That lift me up, challenge me, make me think outside the box and who are so supportive beyond belief. I'm rich with friendship. They've helped me grow as a woman, they've given me the love and support all women need and I hope I give that back.
What I know about myself. I'm an introvert, it took me a while to figure that out but I am. I won't get in your bubble or invade your peace of mind or judge cause I don't want to disrupt your way.I want you comfortable and to feel loved. I like to recharge by myself. Which had be hard when you have a house full of boys and their friends. I cherish this time with them though because all too quickly they will grow and my house will be empty. I hold them so close right now.
There are so many men and women who have come into my life over the years that I have meet through work, school, courses, classes, volunteering, who know or work with my boys and just in the community who have been so kind and given their little bit of time and parts of themselves that have made the world a little better because they gave off their wonderful positive energy.
All of these things; kind words, hugs, comforting messages are things that shape us and make us whole. They make me want to do better and help. We've gone through some hard times at times and it's because of all of this that life is good, Compassion for others is what make us human, forget all the political bull**** out there and just love one another because that is what gets us through.
Humans are amazing creatures, versatile and adaptable.
I hope that I make you feel as loved and accepted as you all make me feel!