Updated: Feb 18, 2019
Honestly, I've been a bit down over the past week. Starting a business is a roller coaster: I am fighting my perfectionist nature to fail early and often. I am always putting myself out there. Being a founder is lonely in a way I could have never had imagined.
None of my go-to pick-me-ups worked. I did a digital detox, went on date night, wrote in my journal, exercised and meditated. But, I still feel drained, distracted and sad.
Then sweet Chloe asked me, "Mommy, do you want to come watch my plant grow outside." She planted an acorn yesterday in the front yard and has been tending to it religiously since.
We laid in the grass watching this pile of dirt. I told her stories of when she was one and scared of ice cream. We said, "Hi" to our friends, earthworm and fly. I enjoyed the sun beating down on my back. And, I remembered why I was doing all of this in the first place.
Kids are incredible. They get you to slow down and connect to what matters in life. Let them do this.
Thank you, sweet Chloe. I needed it.