First Steps

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." ~Lao Tse



I've been thinking a lot about babies lately (must be the grandma thing to do🤗) and just how amazing they are.

I've especially been musing about babies learning to walk. They pull themselves up, stand, cruise, and, once they take that first unaided step - they're off!


And it got me to thinking...What happened to us? When did we lose that forward motion drive? We hem, we haw, we think of a million scary reasons to hold ourselves (and sometimes our kids) back.


So, I'm going back to being a baby. When taking on something new I'm also going to...

  • observe the world with wonder and awe.

  • adopt an infant's fortitude, resilience, and persistence.

  • not wait until I feel "ready".

  • take that first step.

  • not be afraid to ask for help.

  • pull myself using whatever assistance I need.

  • take small steps -with help at first if need be.

  • not be afraid to let go.

  • fall, get up, take a step, repeat as many times as necessary until it's smooth sailing (or walking as the case may be😊).

They say that the first step is the hardest. Taking a first step means you're about to make a change, take on the unknown, and the outcome is uncertain.


But, which would you prefer -Staying exactly where you are, not having to face the "what if's", or taking that first step and not have to wonder?


Let me know in the comments.


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I'm Mary Kerwin

and I’ve been a teacher for over 40 years, as well as a mother to four children who pay their own bills. I understand the struggle of getting this parenting thing “right”. It’s hard to juggle all.the.things while making sure your children have everything they need to live happy, well-adjusted lives. 

 

I created this holistic curriculum because I saw a huge gap in what was being taught in school, and what kids actually need to make it in the real world. I believe it’s absolutely imperative for our kids to develop life skills because it will have a direct impact on their confidence and their future.