Discovering Your PASSION When You Are A Parent

Steve Jobs quotePurpose, Passion, Authenticity and Happiness!  These are a few of my favorite things to write about.  Living an authentic life guided by our passions is not limited to people in their 20s without kids or major responsibilities like mortgages to pay!  As parents, I think it is even more important that we live authentic lives because our children–whether we like it or not–are looking up to us and to our life’s example.

I truly believe that we are all here for a PURPOSE.  We are here to find our JOY, to discover what makes us unique, and to shine as brightly as we can.  When we connect with our PASSION—whatever that may be—we feel alive and awake to the world!

My passion lead me to the field of education.  I feel privileged to be able to spend my time and energy with my both my family that I adore and in a professional life that I love.  When I spend time in K-12 schools, at The City School, with my clients in my consulting practice, and now by writing on this blog AND by working on my first book, I feel uplifted and energized.  I hope that by writing about my life and choices that I’m able to empower others in some small way to open up about their lives, to feel comfortable to share their successes and challenges, to take the time to go within and to discover their own passion.

As parents, we often direct so much of our energy to our children and to our family life that it’s easy to neglect our own needs.  We all need a little quiet time (a commodity that we all know becomes very precious once you become a parent!) to be reflective and to evaluate how we are spending our days.  To take an honest look and to ask ourselves if we are truly HAPPY in our current career path or staying-at-home with our kids.  I know people who genuinely enjoy their work (at home with their kids or at the office) but who also find a lot of fulfillment in their volunteer work or by sitting on a non-profit board.  Sometimes, it just becomes necessary to make a few changes, or course corrections as I like to call them, on our life’s path!  To adjust for work/life balance, to make time for ourselves, for our passions and for much needed self-care.

Thanks for being a part of the community at Welcome to Family Life!  We all have something to share, something to teach, and something to say.

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