“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
Happy Monday everyone! Have you ever thought about what your “gift” is? I believe that I have 2 IMPORTANT GIFTS to share…
1. After having children, I realize that motherhood is my firsttrue gift. They are my purpose in life, and they deserve to have an involved, loving, and supportive mother to help guide them through their own lives. So my gift requires me to be that mother they need who is a mentor, good listener, and leads by example, but also makes the journey of life, a super fun one! I certainly don’t consider myself the perfect mom by any means, but that doesn’t mean I can’t try to be the best one I can be.
2. My second gift I was given, is the art of makeup. After every makeup job I perform, I realize it is truly is a gift I give to my clients to make them feel like their most beautiful self. I owe this all to my husband who encouraged me over 6 years ago to start my own freelance business because he realized I had a gift that could be turned into a business. I was very doubtful in the beginning I could pull it off because this idea came about right after I started to have kids. Although becoming a mother for the first time was super overwhelming, I realized that I needed that creative outlet for “me time” and it just happened to be an added bonus that that outlet, could make money. Every time a client looks in the mirror after I’m finished and they smile from ear to ear because they like what they see, then I realized I gave away my gift. And it feels amazing.
*The photo above is over a year old, but is still one of my favorites that combines my 2 gifts – motherhood and sharing my love of makeup with my own daughter! Thanks to my friend Abbey of Dylan Blue Photography for capturing this. (She is also a mother of 2 who shares her gift of photography with me and all of her clients!)*