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  • Writer's pictureMa Luisa Loque

Embracing Life as a Journey, not a Race: A Message to My Daughters

Dear Daughters,

I want to share with you an important viewpoint on life that I have learnt through my own experiences as a working mother juggling the difficulties of managing profession and family. It's crucial to keep in mind that life is a journey rather than a sprint in a society where success sometimes seems to be a never-ending race. So, pause, think, and allow me to share with you some insights and suggestions for experiencing life's path at your own pace.

  1. Finding Your Own Path

Keep in mind, my lovelies, that everyone of us has a special path to travel. Avoid comparing yourself to others or giving in to pressure from the outside world. Your route will diverge from your friends', and that is totally acceptable. Focus on identifying your passions, interests, and talents and go all out to pursue them. The most rewarding journeys frequently take the less beaten path.

2. Embrace Learning Opportunities There are innumerable opportunities for personal development and learning throughout life. Don't be afraid to experiment and leave your comfort zone. Each experience you have will make you a stronger, more resilient person, whether it's going to college, picking up a hobby, or seeing new places. Remember that studying is a lifelong endeavor and that the information you pick up along the road will be priceless.

3. Celebrate Milestones, Big and Small

It's simple to get caught up in hitting significant milestones rapidly in today's fast-paced society. Even seemingly minor successes should be recognized and appreciated, though. Whether it's passing an exam, getting the job of your dreams, or even overcoming a personal phobia, celebrate each step forward. Don't rush through those bigger aspirations; they typically include the most memorable experiences in life.

4. Embracing Failure

My daughters, realize that failing does not imply incompetence or weakness. It presents a chance for development and resiliency. Although you may trip up and have failures along the way, it is from these experiences that you will get the most valuable knowledge. Accept failure, draw lessons from it, and use it to strengthen your resolve to keep trying. Remember that overcoming failure rather than avoiding it is what defines success.

5. Nurture Relationships

Don't forget to take care of your relationships as you pursue your goals and aspirations. Be present in the lives of your family and friends and cherish them. Do your best to surround oneself with supportive and motivating people. Keep in mind that the relationships we have with others enrich our path through life and are what ultimately offer us happiness and contentment.

Remember that life is not a race to cross some fictitious finish line as you negotiate its ups and downs, my beloved daughters. Embrace the journey's beauty, with all of its highs and lows. Discover your own path, honor each success, and gain wisdom from all your encounters. Spend some time enjoying the minor triumphs and learning from the difficulties. Above all, keep in mind to take care of the connections that make you happy and love yourself.

Every person's trip through life is different, and only you can take it. Accept it, value it, and make the most of each step of the journey. May every step of your journey bring you fulfillment, joy, and a strong feeling of purpose.

Your Working Mother, with love


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