Several months ago, the manager of the hair salon/spa I frequent, reached out to me and said she had a vision/dream and felt that I was supposed to be part of. “WHAT?” I was so touched and honored that she thought of me.
We would occasionally talk when I would come in for appointments, then decided to collaborate over a drink. We both believe our gift is to help women connect with their hearts. We didn’t know exactly what that would look like, but knew we needed to move forward.
A few weeks ago, I was honored to co-host a workshop we titled Uncovering Your Buried Treasure. As women and mothers we often give to everyone else first, and don’t think about our own needs. In my case, I was blessed to stay home when my children were born, and gladly gave up my career and my identity to raise my children, and take care of my family. I became known simply as Andrew and Hannah’s mom.
I’m not sure when it happened, but one day I looked in the mirror and couldn’t find me. I was looking back at a woman I hardly recognized. I couldn’t remember the last time I put myself first. It was my children/family that always came ahead of me. Don’t get me wrong, it was my choice, and I wouldn’t have traded that time for anything in the world.
However, I felt in my heart and soul there was more I was meant to do. I knew I must have a specific purpose. The problem was, life happened and long story short, my marriage ended, I had to make a new home, go back to work, and worry basically about everything and anything.
The fact is, we all have something special to share with the world. Whatever you gift is, it doesn’t have to be grand or bigger than life; it just has to be what was put on your heart. We owe it to ourselves and the world to uncover what we’ve unknowingly buried deep, so deep we’ve forgotten it was there. I’ve been busy uncovering my buried treasure over the last few years.
Women at the workshop were open and ready to start exposing their hidden gold. It was a wonderful day of women supporting women; validating each other, just as we were. Seek your truth, live your heart, and uncover the buried treasure you were meant to share with the world. It’s worth every step in the journey.