Mother’s Day is tomorrow and even though my mom is not here (she’s busy traveling the world!), I’ll be calling her to wish her a happy Mother’s day. If my mom were here, my sisters and I would usually give her a bouquet of flowers, chocolates, and even fine jewelry, which she loves. But, none of these gifts would compare to the gifts my mom gave my sisters and I while growing up. I didn’t grow up in what I would consider a safe home which is why I think I subconsciously pursued interior design as a second career. I want people to feel safe, comfortable, and secure in a beautiful space that they can call home. A home should be a sanctuary, a beautiful oasis from the stress, suffering, and challenges from the external world.
I think it’s truly amazing for any woman to raise a child, let alone 3. My mom raised 3 girls practically all by herself who grew up to be beautiful, successful, magnificent, and loyal women. Watching my mom while growing up, she did so much for the family without any complaints. No matter how she felt each day, she got up and kept pushing herself to do her best, to be her best, which is why I’m so driven to become the best version of me and to reach my highest potential. We’re all here for a reason – to figure out our passion, share our talents with the world, and experience life with happiness, kindness, empathy, and authenticity. To live life fully without fear. To face the unknown and transform into the best, most amazing version of ourselves – like a caterpillar that transforms into a beautiful, magical butterfly. I believe that’s what my mom was trying to teach my sisters and I – to do our best and be our best no matter how we felt each day. To give it our all, to be persistent, to dedicate ourselves to really becoming the best version of ourselves. Looking back, I have accomplished so many things that I am extremely proud of (just a few of my proudest moments: studying one of the hardest majors as an undergraduate – Chemical Engineering, going back to school to pursue Interior Architecture & Design and paying for it myself while working full time in tech, getting over my fear of the water and becoming a graceful swimmer, starting my own business, and traveling the world by myself scuba diving in Cairns, Australia, paragliding in Turkey, hiking to 16000 ft elevations in Bhutan in challenging weather conditions, and driving a tiny car all around Iceland-which is an amazing country by the way and I highly recommend visiting). I’m proud of all that I’ve accomplished and all that I have yet to accomplish and it’s because of what I learned from my mom. I wouldn’t be the amazing, beautiful, abundant, and worthy woman I am today without my mom and her unconditional love and dedication to my sisters and I. So, here’s a big Thank You and Hug to not only my mom but all the wonderful mother’s out there who sacrifice and give so so much of themselves for their family so that they can become the best that they can be.
What is your best memory of your mother and what did you learn from her? Please share! I would love to hear about it.