Hello SOTGC community,
I am suddenly finding myself thrown into this world of social media, marketing, and technology. I am going to be honest and say that I am excited, scared, and confused all at the same time. We are often asked in life what our passions are. For me, I have always felt passionate about being a mother. It has been a gift in my life that has brought me joy, inspiration, and peace. It is where I find my center and where I exist from my heart. I have managed to reach my ultimate success by finding a way to combine my passion for motherhood with my passion for writing, through writing my book and creating my blog. As all of this has evolved, I now find I am in a space of having to expand my abilities and learn areas that I never had even thought about before.
As I make my way through this new adventure, I feel myself being challenged. I am aware of the resistance that I can sometimes feel and the desire to at times stand still. Understanding that it is comfortable to remain where I am, while there is far more potential for growth in the discomfort of the unknown. And so I find that I am allowing myself to be propelled forward, following this journey wherever it is to take me. Allowing myself to process my apprehensions along the way, but willing to take risks, make mistakes, and succeed.
Last week, this road to the unknown allowed me to share the message of conscious parenting with a group of people at a boutique in Solana Beach, California called Pink Lagoon. I realized quickly that my former fears around public speaking no longer existed and were completely overshadowed by the excitement and joy I felt to share my message with others and connect with mothers in the area of parenting. My apprehension about being on video also dissipated as I settled down into my truth and knew that I was being given the opportunity to access other parents who may resonate with the concepts from “Excerpts From The Heart of a Mom.”
What I am learning is that it is through our passions that we conquer our fears. Through living true to our hearts and allowing ourselves to live out the things we feel passionate about, we are able to reach new depths and heights that may have otherwise seemed unreachable. We are willing to take risks, willing to make mistakes and even fail, and willing to succeed in the areas that move our hearts and touch our soul. I am grateful for this adventure, grateful for the opportunity to grow and expand my being, and grateful for the excitement, fear, and confusion as it comes my way.
For a video clip of the pre book signing and part of the presentation please see the SOTGC Interview – “Life Style” – Featuring Jennifer Laurent
Below: myself, Jenny Livitz (owner of Pink Lagoon), Jennifer Laurent, and Angela)