My Definition of Success
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:
- Are my children happy? Maybe not in every moment, but for the most part, yes.
- Are they safe? Yes, they are as safe as they can ever be, in my control.
- 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