A Letter To My Parents #HappyReinventing
I wrote this Blog sitting on a plane one day on one of my many cross-country flights, contemplating my wonderful life and thinking about all that I’m doing with the “Reinventing Your Life” space – my media company, website, book, blogs, interviews, content and social media.
I started this “hobby-turned-business” because people have always told me how lucky I am that I get to do what I want, when I want, how I want and my business – THE SHARPE ALLIANCE – always makes it look like I’m just having fun.
Not so! It’s hard work but I owe a lot to my parents who gave me the tools to recognize HOW to have the life that I want – entrepreneurial, no box, free spirited, balanced, passionate, curious and driven. As they say, if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life! And I do!!
For that I’m grateful and thus, I wrote this sitting on that plane ride and decided to share it with you. I hope it resonates for you. We don’t always stop and take stock of the profound impact our parents have had and the learnings we have taken away from all of our life experiences with them – good, bad, different, other… but if it weren’t for them, we wouldn’t be here!
I love you Mommy and Daddy! This one’s for you…
Thank you for showing me what’s possible
Thank you for bringing me up with the view that there’s no box
Showing me the world
How to be strong and independent
The safety I grew up with
The security to be me
To be self-reliant
To be open
To be inclusive
To be accepting
To see what’s possible
How to love
How to live
How to give
How to be compassionate
How be inspired
How to be curious
How to speak up
How to want more always
How to be involved
Not because it’s your birthday or Father’s Day or Mother’s Day
Just because I can. Thank you.
I love you!