Oct 14, 2019
I sat at my dad’s tombstone balling my eyes out like a baby (cue super ugly cry). Outloud, I poured out my fears, insecurities and doubts to him.
I miss him.
My dad was my best friend.
He was my greatest teacher and my biggest cheerleader. He was the one I went to for advice. He passed away almost a year ago, just 2 weeks before my baby was born.
It’s been hard to raise a baby … and myself.
A few weeks ago, I went to see Marie Forleo and Amy Purdy at her live book launch, and Marie said, “Not everything is fixable, but everything is figureoutable.”
Death is something out of our control and is not fixable.
But Life IS figureoutable.
As I poured out my insecurities and fears outloud to him, I heard his voice clearly, “I may not be with you, but you have the answers within you. I am here.”
Even though he’s not here in flesh, I heard his wisdom clearly:
Stop worrying about others or comparing yourself to other peoples’ successes. Be happy for them. You have your own gifts to share. Focus on that.
Let go of trying to be popular and liked. Be yourself and speak from your heart. Focus on providing quality content that comes from your heart, and you’ll always be proud of yourself for showing up authentically.
When you feel stuck, inspire yourself - learn something new, read, move your body, breathe. There is inspiration out there if you look. Feel inspired by doing the things that inspire you.
You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be in your journey. You may not be able to see the finish line now. Pick up your head, look around. Look at the path you’ve created and smile. Enjoy THIS moment.
Although he is gone, I still hear his whispers of wisdom that guides me.
This was on my mind, so I thought I would share this special moment. Hopefully some of his words resonates with you too and helps you today wherever you’re at on your journey.