Once upon a time I thought I could have it all; love, happiness, peace, money, power, respect, material possessions, beautiful children, president of a parent teacher organization and a partner at a respectable law firm. The more I pushed for my one-sided dreams, the more others pulled away from me. My life was chaotic because I tried to please everyone, partners, family, husband and myself. Seemingly, other women were encountering similar issues and I wondered why I was not warned by our foremothers who allegedly did it successfully before me. The cycle was relentless until I got pregnant and started asking my employer about a more flexible schedule. While I never got the flexible schedule at the law firm because "law is a jealous mistress," I began
to ask myself it I wanted to continue on a rat race or expend my energy chasing
my own dreams. After a few personal medical issues sidelined me, I came out
stronger and more confident in allowing my inner self to guide me. At first, I regretted the move because I worried other people would judge me; and
some people did and shunned me from their circles. However, I am stronger and
wiser now and for the first time in my life, I feel comfortable in my own space.
What I know for sure is that each day is a new day to assess our priorities in
the pursuit of our dreams and goals.
Toni Moore, Esq.
Toni is an attorney and business coach who is committed to helping women uplevel their success.
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