When I first got interested in selling Rodan + Fields, I was told to craft my "why". Have a reason in my mind that will give me the courage to reach out, make me remember why I got involved in the first place and have something to focus on, aside from the products themselves.
I did not have to think long. My family is my "why".
3 days a week, I lace up my sneakers, pull my hair into a ponytail, squeeze my body into clothes that are not flattering and I run. I run to feel better. I run to get in shape. I run to set an example for my daughter. I run to make sure I am around for a long time to come.
I am a freelance writer. 2 days a week from home and 1 day a week from an office of my very own. I write about training classes and blog about human resource practices and I do it so that I can be home with Miranda the rest of the week and so that I can keep my mind sharp so that I can play with her and teach her all the things that she will need to know. I also do it so that I can afford to buy her whatever her (and my) heart desires.
I never assumed that I was going to be a wife and I certainly never thought I was going to be a mother. Now that I am both, I can't imagine it any other way.
Allie is my why, even though she is not here. You can't see her, but she is here. I know it.
Miranda is my why and she brings more light and laughter to all those around her than I ever would have thought possible.
Gary is my why - for without him, I would be so lost.
My brothers, my sisters-in-law, my mom, my in-laws...all part of my why. For them I want to be strong and healthy and happy.
Lastly, I am my own why. I deserve all of these things. It took me most of my life to see that, but lately it has become so clear to me.
Do you know your why? Take a moment and make sure you do. You won't regret it.