It's been a couple of weeks I know, but I've been busy. Busy having a wonderful trip snowboarding with my daughter, busy on Living Sober, busy with our gorgeous wee nephew, and yes, like normal - busy back at work. But, while I was away with my daughter I started to do some really deep thinking about what I want from my life.
I started reading "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey (oldie but a goody) in an effort to get more control of my work life. What I was not expecting was a book that is very much about understanding your values, your whole of life ... everything that is important to you, not just work. It has impacted me deeply, got me thinking about who I want to be as a person, and where my priorities lie.
One of the things Covey gets you to do is work out your own mission statement. It's taken me a while, and it's still in draft, but I decided I would like to share it with you here. It is in place to guide me in the daily actions I take.
(DRAFT) MISSION STATEMENT FOR MY LIFE
In all that I do I am loving and kind, I can be trusted. I am a leader of people and will continually work to improve the world around me. Where ever I go there will be laughter and fun.
As a mother - I am a confidant, friend and mentor.
As a partner - I am her biggest fan, her lover, her best friend.
As a daughter, sister, aunt - I am a constant dependable love
As a friend - A dependable source of care
As a leader - I am a servant to personal development
As an employee - a star
As a thought leader - I am creative, courageous and collaborative. It is not about me.
As a scholar - I will continually improve my mind
As an athlete - A tough and fit off road veteran
A homemaker - my home is welcoming and warm