You Can Go Your Own Way
Every week when I get ready to write these I look for inspiration. I will be honest I can get serious writers block sometimes. I want to make sure what I’m writing about doesn’t overlap with what one of the other contributors has written about. I am realizing we all have very unique voices, so that really shouldn’t be a worry.
This week my inspiration came from three places: my daughter, a Fleetwood Mac song, and two of my best friends.
It’s about and I write about this a lot being true to yourself. It’s a struggle.
My daughter showed me by going out for volleyball. She has never played. None of her friends play and if you guess I’m not an athlete, you would guess correctly. She is so committed to it when one of her friends asked her why, she told them because it was something she wanted to try. She has been practicing drills everyday since she joined. It’s so outside her comfort zone yet here she is and she’s doing it proudly.
Fleetwood Mac- ok, maybe not helpful at all if you really dig into the lyrics but Lindsey Buckingham sings on this one and that makes me happy.
My friends. I was out for an adult beverage with two of my favorite people and we started talking about things that make us happy. My one friend loves to fish. Somehow that has manifested into her owning multiple boats in various states of repair because it makes her happy. My other friend has a Cher fetish which means I will hear Gypsies,Tramps and Thieves at some point. But they are unabashed in what they love.
They are also incredible cheerleaders who will remind me in the six years they’ve known me, I’ve worked hard to be where I am. Embrace my happy.
Happiness and who we are looks different for everyone and thank goodness for that. It would be a boring world if we liked the same things or took the same path.
Mommas this is your reminder “you can go your own way, open up, everything’s waiting for you.” See what I did there? Made those lyrics work.
You’re magical Mommas.
Don’t forget that.