I think that most parents live to make their kids happy.
I grew up in a family where we would always spend time with our parents, talk about our issues and what has been the highlight of our day. Despite being busy with their day jobs, our parents would always dedicate a portion of their day to make sure we're doing okay. Our weekends were even scheduled to visit our grandparents who live 3 hours from where we were.
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It's only when I was in high school that I realized not every family lives could live the way we did.
And it's only until recently when I learned that such tradition that my mom has put so much emphasis on isn't always easy to do. It's when I had my own kids that I was faced with the struggle of wanting to spend time with them and be able to succeed in my business.
I think that the decisions we make today will greatly impact the way we raise our kids and how they feel about it. Sometimes, they don't see what's inside our hearts and the only things they'd remember are not the gifts or the toys we've given them, but the moment we've spent with them especially during their special times.
I've learned that when I chose to spend time with my kids, I have become more straightforward with more approach in my business and the results were amazing. I've learned to give up having too much control, so I could control the most important things in my life - see that my kids are doing great on a daily basis. I feel that not all women may be fortunate enough to be in a situation where they have their own business. Several years ago, I was at exactly same situation where I struggled from paycheck to paycheck.
Such was my situation until I've decided to take a leap.
I thought, unless I try and stop this cycle and control it. Or the whole situation will continuously control me.
I think we just have to fight harder for the life we want. It's always never going to be easy.
But tell you what, it's going to well worth it.