good life with miriam jenson
Part of cultivating a good life is consciously making choices, and more importantly choosing to actually LIVE my life, and not just be alive.
I’m guilty of making my late nights even later. Guilty of enjoying my evenings while kids are in bed, and basking in the brief breaks from the mundane day-to-day tasks. It’s those nights where I dread falling asleep, knowing that when my alarm goes off the next morning, my same-old same-old has to start all over for the next day. It’s routine, and mostly subconscious when it happens, easy to justify, and even more easily un-noticed. Until I felt my positivity and my mere desire to thrive slowly fade.
There was a point in my life not too long ago that I realized that I was letting my value be decided by others. That how good of a mom, wife, or even business owner I was being. When I made the conscious decision not to let the world, or even the people who matter most to me in it, decide my worth, I have been so much more fulfilled. To me, cultivating a good life is remembering where I come from and who I am working for. When I can keep focus on this, I don’t seem to be quite as affected by what’s going on in politics, the gossip in social media, and most of all, the pressures of society trying to tell ME what I should be, and if I am good enough.
It takes buckets of effort. It takes evenness. I need to keep my hands at 10 and 2 and always keep my sights on the bigger picture. I’ve grown to love learning from the people around me, and have realized how much power there is in understanding even a stranger’s thought process. I read books, I listen, and try to listen some more.
You know, it makes such a difference — being excited to wake up each day, knowing that I will become a better person, because I am inching ever so consistently to discovering my purpose.
note from becky
The first time I met Miriam was the day she came to our office to interview for the open position. There was an instant connection. Her personality is electric and her spirit is warm. I hired her for her skill set and for what I felt she would bring to the table, but the cherry on top has been getting to know her, little by little, and having a sense of the person that she is. Miriam, to her very core, is cultivating a good life through her desires but also her ACTIONS — and I love her for it. I’m so grateful she is the newest addition to our family.