Photo of an eagel soaring through the sky with quote "Removing your self-imposed limitations will allow you to soar!

Is it those around us that limit what we can do or is it ourselves?

Have you ever had one of those A-Ha moments?  You know when the light bulb finally goes off in a dark dark room in the back of your head.  Reading this quote was one of those moments for me.  After rolling it around in my mind I realized that I am the one that sets most of my limitations – guilty as charged.

The irony is that I tell my kids all of the time.  “You can be whatever you want to be, you can do anything you want to, you hold the key to your future.  You have no limitations.” I like to believe that they have really listened to this.  There is very little that they won’t try once.  They are friendly willing to walk up and talk to anyone anywhere without fear.  When they do use the words “I can’t” we try to help them find a solution to their own problem.

I have been struggling with my writing a little.  I am not sure which direction to take this blog in (Your suggestions are welcome!) I have outwardly doubted myself and my boys have taken notice.  Looking back all week they have been  full of “I love you”‘s and “You’re the best!”‘s more than usual.  Finally after I helped my Mojo turn an “I can’t” around he asked me “Why would you ever doubt yourself when you work so hard on building us up.  I believe you can do anything”  He’s right.  I need to believe in myself in order to be successful.

Take the words “I can’t” out of your thought process and the sky is the limit.  As Step Mothers so often the words “I can’t” enter into our brains when it comes to our Step Children.  Unclear on exactly what our roles are we are not sure where to step in the blurred lines so we say I can’t.  I think more than not the answer is I can, but I won’t.  When you replace I can’t with those words, it is amazing how much you realize that you can and you will.  Get ready to soar…

~ Amy Elizabeth

Photo:  This eagle photo was taken in Nova Scotia, one of the most beautiful places I have been fortunate enough to travel to.

I do have a question for you.  What more would you like to see out of my blog?  I am having a lot of people telling me that my writing applies to the masses and not just Step Moms.  That I need to let up a little on the Step Mom thing to attract more readers.  My passion is a positive place for Step Mother’s to be encouraged and support one another.  If you are reading this – please leave a comment and let me know what you want more of and what you would like less of.

As always thank you so much for reading!