Empowered According to Websters, empowered means to promote the self-actualization or influence of. I have learned in the workplace after a workshop to spend time doing self-reflection. Do we really spend time searching within ourselves? As a blogger, I am definitely promoting not only myself but I also have the ability to influence others to either follow you, request you as a friend, or promote campaigns, reviews or network. As a mom I think one of the biggest challenges is to find a great balance between work and family. I feel most of my time is spent during my 40 hour at work and time at home is on full speed ahead once I hit the door. Is there a normal weeknight? My weeknight is filled with homework, dinner, chatting, bedtime ritual and then mommy-time. I try to spend the final hours of the night doing what I love. I feel empowered when I am able to do what I love!
I think it is so important to seek a balance that provides the flexibility and encouragement to feel empowered. As a mommy of two, I now know what it means to make sacrifices for my well-being. It is so empowering to ask for what you need to make the balance fit between work and family. I have learned that asking for what you want is the best way to achieve a sense of empowerment. You may be genuinely surprised with the outcome.
Do you feel empowered? Are you doing what you love? If so, please share!