I’ve always known that I wanted to be a mother and have children. However, when I found out I was pregnant, I felt nervous and scared. I didn’t know how my life would change, how my body would change and how my ability to pursue the things I wanted out of life would be impacted. The thought of going from single, carefree woman to stable parent, putting someone else’s needs before my own was daunting.
Yet, somehow, I knew this was my child and I stepped out on FAITH that I would grow into who I needed to be. I took becoming a mother step by step and I still am. I began to seek out professionals that would support me in having an empowering pregnancy and birth experience. I found a midwife and a doula. I took hypnosis for childbirth. I watched beautiful videos of childbirth and breastfeeding. I got a belly cast and had some beautiful pictures of me taken while pregnant.
As the months went by the fear subsided and I couldn’t wait to meet my daughter. Stepping into the unknown of childbirth and motherhood taught me so much about TRUST. I deepened into the knowing that you don’t have to have it all figured out. Life REALLY does usher to support you when you step out on FAITH. This has come in the form of money, clothes, toys, help, advice, and so much more.
I think starting and growing a business is like being in gestation and giving birth. It’s never EXACTLY as you had planned. I don’t know that you can be fully “ready” for a baby or to to take the next leap in your business. You just don’t know what you don’t know until you are there. But when you say YES and keep putting one foot in front of the other and gather your resources of guidance, the way will be made clear.
Today, I invite you to dismantle this idea of readiness in favor of choosing to move forward in your business even though you may not feel “ready”. You can choose to take the next step. That might be hosting a workshop, setting up your FB page, writing that blog post, reaching out to a potential client, making an offer, following through on some divine inspiration, etc. The path of FAITH will teach you everything you need to know and will bring you the people and resources you need!❤️
P.S~ I was 8 months pregnant in this photo with my daughter Naima.
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