For many businesses, pictures of kids and random silliness would not be “on brand”.
Working to create healthy, happy, and fulfilling relationships is my brand. For me, that starts at home with these two precious souls.
My kids, my life, my triumphs, and my failures are all part of what I do in and who I am.
I have worked to create a space for others and part of that comes from being open and honest about my own issues over the years.
The emotional labor of raising teenagers is no joke. I don’t always get it right on the first try. I have yelled at them, made them feel sad, and many times said things I shouldn’t have. That doesn’t make me a failure, a bad mom, or a terrible person—it makes me human. When I mess up? I try again, but I don’t wait until tomorrow or next week. I try again in the next moment.
That is not only how you learn and grow, but it is how you teach others.
All the ups and downs are opportunities for growth on an individual and relational level.
That is also what makes me good at my job. I will admit my mistakes and I will learn. That is not failure; it is growth, responsibility, and emotional maturity. My kids see me go through all of that and in turn, they know that not every moment is a perfect picture.
My kids, my life, my triumphs, and my failures are all intertwined in what I do.
Stop using a filter on your life. Look at the people around you and get honest about what you want and need.