January 30, 2016
The mirror of my daughter’s experience in life provides such clear answers to so much that I am going through. I can look at her and see so many moments when I wish I had tapped into the courage and voice to fully own my individuality more deeply throughout my life. We live in a world that too often makes us all feel pressured to be like and liked by others. If I can teach my now almost 9-year old daughter to cultivate the fortitude and trust that she knows herself best, I will be delighted. If I can continue to support her in using her voice to stand up for herself, I will be at peace. If I can inspire her to dress how she feels most beautiful and most powerful, I will be content. Identifying and trusting our inner knowing is essential to navigating all the bumps and the beauty in the world. The more we support each other in being our true selves, the happier we will all be.