I was 31 years old when I gave birth to my son. I was old enough to be ready for motherhood and still young enough to pursue my dreams. However, the balancing between the two would take 20 years to fine-tune.
There were so many aspirations that I wanted to achieve and yet there was this undeniable responsibility to provide the most comfortable and uncompromised lifestyle for both myself and my son. It didn't take long to realize that the juggling act would prove to be overwhelming. There were moments when I didn't know if what I was doing was enough, or if I would even make it to where ever it was I was trying to go on the path to reaching what I would come to know as my "success story".
This journey would lead me through the deepest, darkest, most uncertain valleys of life I would ever come to know. Those valleys helped me to embrace my fears, protect my dreams, and continue my walk with my eyes closed, trusting that I was being led by Spirit within to my place of destiny. Life experiences have a way of bringing out the best within you, even if it means allowing the worst to surface.
A SUPERWOMAN LIFESTYLE is uniquely defined by the woman who claims it. I have come to claim it as a lifestyle that is ever evolving around me; as a lifestyle reflecting who I am becoming. One of my favorite quotes is from the book As a Man Thinketh, by James Allen. He says, “Man (or woman) does not attract that which (s)he wants, but that which (s)he is.” This profound statement provokes me to ask the question – “who am I?” This relates because I look around me and I feel good about what I am attracting. I know it is a reflection of who I am – a Divine idea of the one Divine mind expressing superbly my purpose, passion, and power.
Life can interrupt what we think to be our direct path to purpose and success. When this happens, we are faced with decisions that pull from within us abilities and capabilities that would otherwise be shielded from the world, and even our own selves. With my story, my entire life took a detour to be the best mom, making all the necessary self-sacrifices to maintain balance within my new family unit, creating resources for income to sustain what I thought to be a comfortable lifestyle; and, staying the course, as best I could, to my original dreams and goals while going through trials and fires triumphantly.
Being a SUPERWOMAN does not mean, at least in my opinion, being all things to all people. On the contrary, it means never losing sight of who you are and allowing yourself to be the catalyst that propels others to grow, love, and become. It means taking all the wisdom and experience you have gathered over time, to become not only your definition of a SUPERWOMAN, but helping someone else to create their definition of a SUPERWOMAN. This is truly a SUPERWOMAN LIFESTYLE!