|The launch of my clothing line at Tucson Fashion Week|
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All of my life I’ve been a dreamer. Then one day I became a doer. It came to a point where I could no longer dream I just had to do. I’d like to say I’m doing it for my kids but I’m not. Not at all. I’m doing it for myself. My dreams are my dreams not theirs. However, I feel it is vitally important for my children to see me live out my dreams and accomplish my goals. It’s healthy for them to see mom try, fail, try again, fail, try some more and finally succeed.
They need to know that if it’s really worth it you go through the trenches, you have doors slammed in your face and you get up the next day and do it all over again. I feel sad for people that feel like they need to give up on their life’s dream because they are parents now. Why do you want your kids to see you give up?
What message does that send to them? When children see their parents work hard it makes them want to work hard. You’re instilling that work ethic into them. By them seeing you out there busting your ass day in and day out it’s teaching them the best lesson they can ever learn and that is not to ever give up.
It gets hard trying to run multiple businesses and take care of such a large household. There are some days I just want to throw my hands in the air and scream at the top of my lungs while running back to a desk job. But what message would that send my kids? Give up when things get hard? Let them think its ok to just throw your dreams away?
Life happens and things get hard but giving up on myself is not an option and I hope it’s not for you either.