• Stephi Z.

Life Lessons from My Daughter...


At only nine months of age, our sweet girl has taught me so much. I thought I was the teacher but it turns out, we are all students for life. The three of us are all evolving as individuals as well as a family unit and what I’ve learned most (in addition to this list) is that your perspective changes the moment you commit to being a parent. Some of the things that used to make me unravel, now roll off my back. I’m too busy being present with her to worry about petty grievances that at one point, ruled my thoughts. I see the bigger picture and I want to be at my best - healed and whole.


Whether you’re a parent or not, most of these are applicable to everyone regardless of where you are in your life’s journey...

  • Slow down and breathe. What’s the rush? Take your time.

  • Don’t get too comfortable. Be fluid and adaptable.

  • Time goes by quickly. Treasure every moment.

  • Patience, empathy and forgiveness are three of the most important things you can have for others and yourself.

  • Lower your expectations of how much you can accomplish in a day. Maybe there was too much on your plate to begin with.

  • But also...never underestimate yourself and what you’re capable of.

  • We are not here to merely survive. We are meant to stop and smell the roses, live joyfully and love abundantly. Truly LIVE.

  • In most cases, process of elimination can help you find the answer.

  • Trust your instincts and lean into your own knowing.

  • Sleep is more important than you ever realized so get it when you can.

  • Laughter is indeed the best medicine (and many times, so is music).

  • To be held both in understanding and in a physical embrace is a magical thing that brings both comfort and healing.

  • Sometimes, you just need to cry it out.

  • Boundaries. Boundaries. Boundaries.

  • Change begins at home. Little eyes are watching.

  • It isn’t what i do for a living or what i mean to the world. I mean the world to HER. It doesn’t matter what my accomplishments are, it matters that I am there.

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help. It’s not weakness or failure; it’s brave to say “I can’t do this by myself right now.”

  • It’s probably gas. 😆

Best Wishes + Warmest Regards,

SZ

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