I received an email from one of our readers this week about changes that she's thinking of making in her life. It really touched me and had me thinking about certain moments in life. There are some moments that help shape who we are and what we stand for. Sometimes these moments can be huge, dramatic events; other times they may be a little more subtle. But still, they are all defining moments.
When I think of moments that have shaped and molded me into the person that I am today (and the person that I'm becoming), I think of a
That moment when I decided that, even though my pregnancy was
unexpected, I was going to be the best mother I could be. And that moment taught me that
confidence comes with competence.
That moment when I figured out it made me a more effective mother (and a
happier person) to actually schedule time for myself so that I could
work out, hang out, or pig out with other grown-ups.
That moment when I decided to apply to grad school, go to grad school, and stay the course until I got my degrees. Perseverance and grit.
That moment when I learned to trust my own instincts and intuition.
That moment when I learned that I AM worth it and left a toxic relationship.
That moment when I learned that I am resilient enough to learn lessons and move forward.
That moment when I learned that single motherhood ain't so bad. In fact, it's been pretty great.
All those moments... they defined who I am today. They weren't always easy moments, but life is full of ups and downs and twists and turns, right? I'm far from perfect and I have a lot more lessons to learn and a lot more defining moments to endure.
But they shape who I am.
And thank goodness. Because I kinda like who I'm becoming.
What were some of the defining moments in your life?