Do things that move you to love and everything else will follow.
This has always been the advice my husband would give me every time I find it hard to decide. And after each successful decision, everything else seems bright and comfortable. Perhaps because I followed my passion or what I wanted myself to honesty do.
One decision I made out of love was to leave my corporate work and focus as a stay-at-home mom to my four boys. Retiring from work was hard. I held a position I so loved very much. The company I used to work for was just so supportive of my business proposals as well. I just could not leave everything else and let somebody take my place.
It was a long process, but eventually, I was able to move on. I learned that I need not hold on to the things that no longer serve me. I should enrich myself on the things that I have at the moment. I started to redecorate the house. I made a system for the boys to easily follow. I attended baking and cooking classes. I attended seminars to further help me with my writing and blogging. I took and continuously seek opportunities that would enhance what I have.
Then I relearned of my passion: my love for writing; my love for singing and even dancing with my baby; my love to be with my boys and support their studies and passion; and my love to try other things like crochet. All these led to more life changes, and some were scary. But I just need to follow my heart.
Indeed, I always decide to do things that move me to love, and everything else follows.
To keep myself from following my passion, I stay connected with like-minded moms. They could be my biggest cheerleaders. They encourage and inspire me to move on. It is because they feel what I feel and understand what I am going through. We might not be close friends, but we could feel each other’s support. Some of them work, others are like me who prefer to stay-at-home. But we all have one thing in common – our kids. And we love them so much they are usually our most favorite topic of discussion.
This group I am part of is the Millennial Moms Ph. Most would describe millennials as bold and free-spirited. Others would think of them as rebellious and ambitious. But let me share with you why I love to hang out with them and why every mom needs to have a millennial mom as a buddy:
Millennial moms are generous
Most of the millennial moms I know are generous to share what they have and even extend their help the best way they can. I recently attended a #MomTribe Meet Up and met some millennial moms. We exchanged pleasantries and things that we love the most. Until we shared our dreams and plans. Then a few days after that meetup, I received a referral to work part-time for an online magazine. One millennial mom just shared her contact. It is because millennial moms are not selfish. They have the purest intention to help and share what they have.
Millennial moms are changemakers
Millennial moms are bold to innovate and create. They are not afraid to try, fail and succeed. Motivation and passion drive them. They desire to find a solution to their problems and share that solution with other like-minded moms. Usually, as well, these solutions lead to successful brands. They do not stop there, though. They inspire, mentor, and collaborate. Because again, millennial moms are generous.
Millennial moms are incredibly connected to media
Millennial moms know who to run to for help. They seek the advice of experts and influencers. They also use social media to their advantage. They are not afraid to read, learn, and interact with others through media. Interestingly, they grow up as media grow up, too. They keep themselves abreast of the latest technology and use it to their advantage. It is through the computer and smartphones and tablets that they interact, influence and market. And they get the trust of the market because they know what they are talking about. They know their brand and their objective. They are serious about their brand’s integrity. It is because their brands are their solutions and they treat these solutions just the way they treat their babies.
Have I told you I always ask myself, what do I love the most? And then hard to decide matters seem so easy to deal with after that. And so when I met with my Millennial Moms tribe, I shared with them one solution closest to my heart.
Do things that move you to love and everything else follows.