Parenting & Legacy

She wasn’t planned, but I am so glad we had her. My daughter flipped my life upside down, and I landed on my feet, grounded and stronger.

Before she came along, I was extremely career driven. Granted, there is nothing wrong with being driven to excel in your career, but my drive would’ve taken me to an unhealthy place; I didn’t want my identity to be my profession. After she was born, I gave it all up. It was the hardest decision I’ve ever made, but the reward and fulfillment far outweigh the sacrifice.

As the years go by, I want to teach her to be strong and to be a woman of perseverance. Life is a beautiful mess, and I want her to be able to endure the messy trials as well as embrace life’s beautiful joys. I hope she has some fight in her and a spirit that emboldens her to roll up her sleeves to help others, stand up for what is right, and leave a positive mark on this world.