So today is the beginning of something I’ve wanted to do for awhile and something my future self will thank me for.
For years now, I have resonated with powerful quotes or speeches given that turned into my sort of mini life mantras.
So I will share all my mantras with you and will start with one that has been with me since 2005, when Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple and Pixar Animation gave the Stanford University Commencement Address (and if you have not heard it fully, take a moment today to YouTube and listen)
In this speech he shares just 3 moments in his life that he felt were pillars in building the man he became, and what has stuck on replay within me since hearing it was his way of looking at life by a way of connecting dots.....
‘You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever! This approach has never let me down and it has made all the difference in my life.’ As I go through life and it’s many experiences she’s delivered me: #childhoodsexualabuse #metoo
#obesity #depression #diet #weightlossjourney
parenting of 3
Career Minded Single Parent
I can now sit back and think what dot did I go thru earlier in order to give me the strength, courage, resilience to jump thru what always seems like just one more hoop. How am I able to continue to overcome those situations most collapse under.
And as I have come into now my almost 36th year of life I want to share my dots, my life pillars and experiences, and connnections I made.
I will share my beginning dot, one that has affected my decisions and propelled my life in what seemed like a downward spiral, where at 5 years old I was sexually abused by my father and the pressure to keep a family secret the hurt me more then the act itself.
The pressure to pretend that everything was ok. To smile.
The dot that helped me become the woman I am today that that little girl needed ❤️