Remembering to find joy in the journey

I’m a goal-oriented, check-the-boxes-off kind of person, which, in short, means I’m super driven. While this personality trait has helped me overcome all kinds of personal challenges, it also means I don’t often stop to revel in what I accomplish. My eyes always see another mountain to climb, so on I go. This pushy side of me also affects my children. Their days are full of mom saying, “Try that again. You could do it better.” But this week when I walked into the end of my youngest son’s piano lesson something about the music he was creating with his teacher struck me. I stopped worrying about whether or not he was hitting the right notes, or keeping the correct tempo, and just listened. It was glorious and made me realize just how far he has come with his piano playing. And that, my dear readers, is why we need to revel every once and a while. It’s not about bragging, but a boost of motivation for the climb still ahead. I even toned-down my whip cracking mommy side for a day to let my son revel too–but only a day. 🙂

About janelleevans

I'm a sleep deprived mother of three. I create young adult novels from the voices in my head.
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