If I had to come up with a mantra it would be Live, Love, Dream! Those words have echoed throughout my life for the past sixteen years. They carry great significance to me because they were some of the last words my mom shared with me before she passed away. During this time she wasn’t talking much. It’s not that she couldn’t, she just didn’t. I guess maybe she was in a more contemplative state where she knew her words mattered– that any word she uttered could be her last.
On this particular day, I was visiting her alone. I remember that she slept most of the time I was there and was pretty quiet. As I was bending down to kiss her forehead before I left, she grabbed my arm and pulled me to the bed to sit down. She said, “I want you to live. I want you to let someone love you. And I want you to pursue your dreams.” With tears in my eyes and a crackle in my voice, I nodded yes and replied, “Okay.” That moment and those words are forever seared into my heart.
I wish that I could say that I took those words and ran with them back then, but I didn’t. It would take me a few years to fully comprehend the gravity and weight of her words and what they truly meant for me. I have to admit it was and continues to be a process. One of intentionality; to get to a place where I can say that I am living my life for ME and I am pursuing my dreams and that my heart is finally prepped and ready to receive love! The journey continues and I am excited about the future.
So welcome to my blog, where I will be sharing some of the lessons I’ve learned and a whole lot of stuff that I’m still trying to figure out! Thanks for coming along for the ride:)