Finding Strength in Loss
My dad was ridiculously determined to make me into a golfer (for real 😂).
For years, I was so ashamed because when I thought about memories of him, our stupid fights about golf were often the first thing that came to my mind.
I didn’t realize until recently just how important these moments were in shaping me into the [business]woman I’ve become today.
Our conflicts taught me how to stand up for myself, to search for reasoning behind things I “had to do”, and how to negotiate (sure, I’ll suck it up and go golfing today if you take me to the mall tomorrow 😝).
I’m now grateful for the resistance he challenged me with and I love him even more for it.
8 years ago today he took his life.
I’ve spent a long time running from our memories out of fear they would only bring up pain.
I can’t help but wonder how much he could have helped me along my entrepreneurial journey, but the more comfortable I become with looking at my past, the more I’m able to reveal moments of guidance, advice, and life lessons that I didn’t know where there.
Do me a favor. Do you a favor.
Whatever part of your past might be pulling at you right now, dragging you down, or tugging at your heart, stop running.
Look that moment in the face and say, “how did this strengthen me? How can I use this to make me stronger?”
I bet you’ll be surprised by what you find.
And if you can’t answer those questions, share what’s weighing on you with me below. I’ll help you identify a strength from it. I promise it’s possible. 💪🏻