This TED talk has been shared around on Facebook. I am so glad I took the time to watch it. I wanted to save the video here so I can come back to it if the mood strikes! Motherhood has made me so much more confident of a person. I'm not sure if that's a normal reaction to having a 7 pound bundle of love join your family, but I feel more myself that I ever have. I no longer feel like I need to be this idealized "me" (does that make sense?) but instead feel more confident in who I am, right now, at this moment. I am the mother of a beautiful baby girl and that, just by itself, makes me feel pretty good. I've also been thinking that as her mom, she will look to me for inspiration, for help in building her own self confidence and for support in all of the joys and struggles that life brings. I have to make sure that I work on my best self so I can show her how to always reach for her dreams...
Quotes that really spoke to me from this TED talk:
"Do something that's an investment in who you might want to be next."
"Explore work and make it count."
"Invest in your identity capital."
Sometimes things come into your life at just the right time. I've been thinking about who I want to become next and this might just be the catalyst I need...!