This week I have been exploring the disparity between what I want and what I need. I tend to want all the things. I expect so much of myself and others. I might even swap demand with expect because yah, I can be like that. I just feel so profoundly that we are gifted this one magnificent life and I want to live mine to the fullest.
Although that is a wonderful intention, I am realizing that I also need to be aware of the people in my life and how my decisions affect them. It is so easy to have your focus become narrow and you become careless with others. I was reminded on this weekend away of what is important to me. The constant and unwavering love and support of my husband. The fact that no role is more important than being mother to my children…and that they still need me even if we are almost the same height. The depth of my friendships. The strength and resolve within me.
My journey continues with a week jam packed with aerial, yoga, Pilates and physical therapy, but I am also slowing down and making time to be present in my life and the lives of those I love. Living with Intention. Living with gratitude.