So the other day my daughter announced
that she was going to be a Rock Star….And a Chef.
My husband, being the occasionally reasonable and logical person that he is asked her
how she was going to accomplish both of these seemingly unrelated goals.
Without missing a beat she responded,” Well, I’ll be a Rockstar on the days the Restaurant is closed.”
That’s my girl. 4 years old and she already knows she can have it all. My face beamed with pride. Really, how amazing is it that even at 4 she’s decided not to limit herself to any single thing. She wants to do both…and even figured out a pretty creative way to do it.
She’s the reason that I feel the need to build something, or create something and become a successful woman. I know she’s watching me. Watching what I do, how I behave, and how I react and respond to the world. I know she’s going to model my behavior and actions. My behavior will leave a huge and lasting impression on the way my daughter thinks, develops and acts as well.
It’s a lot of pressure when you think about it. I have a daughter. She will become a woman, perhaps a wife and (I hope one day) a mother. And I’m responsible for the kind of woman she will become. I’m going to help mold the way she interacts with the world, the impact she will have on other children, our community, her future co-workers…everything. It’s one of the most motivating forces in my life. It drives me to become the best Mom, Wife and Woman I can be. I’ll never be perfect but that’s not my goal. I just want to be her #1 role model.
They say “Kids are like sponges, they soak up everything.” If that’s true I want to make sure that my daughter’s sponge will be soaked in strength, leadership, independence, creativity and confidence.
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