My Definition of Success

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My life is laid out in a sequence of setting goals and accomplishing them. If I look at my life, and instead of drawing attention to what I have not yet accomplished, and instead shone a light on my achievements, would it change my perspective?

First of all, I feel very proud that I graduated high school with honours and had the opportunity to go to college. I earned a certificate in Cosmetology and graduated at the top of my class. I was employed at one of the top salons in the area where I live, and I worked there until I became a mom. Being a mom was another one of my lifetime goals, but even more so, it is one of my biggest dreams come true.

Sometimes I think about what it takes to be a successful mom, and have come to the conclusion that it is broken down into three parts:

  1. Are my children happy? Maybe not in every moment, but for the most part, yes.
  2. Are they safe? Yes, they are as safe as they can ever be, in my control.
  3. Are they loved? Yes, more deeply that they may ever be able to comprehend.

I have the most privileged opportunity to raise my children as a stay at home mom. This makes me feel truly successful.

We are the proud owners of a very successful logging company, where my husband and his parents work unbelievably hard. They built this business from the ground up, and it’s incredible to be a part of that success. The company has grown quickly over the last few years, and I am proud of my husband for stepping into the role formally held by his father – running the company at a relatively young age. His accomplishments are also mine, and we get to live and celebrate them together.

Lastly, I feel very proud of myself for pursuing my own interests and keeping my personal desires alive. Blogging is my real passion, and it has brought me a lot of joy and inspiration. This year has many wonderful opportunities to grow and reach goals, and I have no doubt that by the beginning of 2019 I will have much more to add to my list!

Written by: Krystle Rhea

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