New ideas spring up out of the blue all of the time. Whether it’s a blog post idea, a book – it’s always something. It’s how my brain is wired, I guess. I’ve gotten used to the constant movement. The way one thought piggy backs to the next and it all makes sense to me because I see the connection. Other people need to see it pulled together before they get it. Before they get me. That’s fine. I enjoy the journey.

My daughter perfectly summed up the type of mom I'm trying to be. When she asked me one question : to show how her how to fly.  Teach me how to fly.

I don’t know if I’ve always been this way. As long as I can remember I’ve been a quick thinker. Quick on my feet and also quick in terms of the amount of thoughts that flow through my head. I have passed that on to my son. There are always a ton of things going through our heads. Most of them creative. He draws. I write. He has big dreams. I do too. Some have unfolded right before my eyes. Others, I’m still in the trenches with. It’s the process.

Hearing the dreams of my kids makes me smile. The things that roll off their lips while they ride in the back seat to our next destination make me think. My daughter put it all into perspective the other day. We were listening to their favorite Kids radio station. There was a story about a fairy who couldn’t fly. She couldn’t fly because she was scared. So she’d never even tried. My daughter wanted to know if she could fly. She wanted me to get her wings to see if she could fly. I asked her if she thought she could fly and she told me she’d be scared. Then she said she wanted me to get wings so I could show her how to fly. When she saw me fly she wouldn’t be scared anymore. I almost cried. Seriously. Instead I smiled. Hard.

teach me how to fly

My baby had just summed up the whole idea behind this blog. The whole idea behind how I see myself as their mom. I push so hard at these dreams in my head. I try not to let things just sit on the back burner or wait for someday. It’s not only because I want to accomplish these things. Yes, that’s part of it. The other part is that I know who is watching me. If I put on wings and show my kids how to fly without fear. How much easier will it be for them to strap on their own wings and soar?!

21 comments on “Teach Me How To Fly”

  1. I don’t have kids yet, but I can totally relate to this post. I’m working so hard towards achieving my dreams so that my future kids will know that they too can do anything. Keep going and keep pushing, Camesha! <3

  2. I love this. I remember working on a project a few years ago, and just trying to figure out what I wanted and where I wanted to be. My husband drew this picture of how things were in my head. We laughed about it at the time, but it wasn’t until this year it all finally made every bit of sense in the world to me. Reading your post just resonates and let’s me know I’m not alone.

  3. This post is everything! Those babies give us fuel like no other. We do teach our children how to fly by choosing to try and fly. We also can teach them things like fear procrastination and so much more. Keep choosing to spread your wings pretty lady! #inspired
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  4. I enjoyed this post. I don’t have children, but I have a number of mentees who essentially fill that role. This is a reminder of how much our experience adds more confidence to theirs. They push us as we push them.Thank you for that! #BLM

  5. My daughter is the reason why I started to blog. I am an activist for her and everything I do is for her. My babies watch everything that I do and I am showing them that it is important to speak up for yourself and others who can’t speak for themselves. Namely the special needs community.

  6. We only have to watch our kids play to see this… I see my daughter being like me often, or her teacher is another great example. They observe and emulate and look up to us constantly at their young age.

    I only need look back on my own childhood to see how I have developed many of my perspectives and ways of being. Interesting observation…

    Makes you think about who we are being now and what we want for our kids. How what we are doing now is the influence into the future. So why not be it now? You are so right on with this post Camesha!

  7. Children have a way of putting things into perspective. The moment we become parents many of our priorities shift because we want to be the ones who positively influence our kids

  8. That is beautifully said. It’s like leading by example. That’s how our kids learn new things most of the time anyway, we show them how by doing it ourselves.

  9. Very well said, kids are our strength and when I see my son I always keep motivate myself and to be a better parent to him.

  10. I totally understand. I am in the trenches building my business so that my daughters can have a new normal. I’m contouring my fears so that it will be easier for them to concur theirs. For example I recently traveled to Hawaii for business and for the first time in my life I waited in the Delta Sky Lounge during my layover. This was such a privilege and a luxury for me. Then I see a little girl run up to her daddy. I almost cry because I think to myself…can my business be that successful that my kids can travel like this? Could this be their normal?

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