Personal Manifesto definition – A declaration of your core values and beliefs, what you stand for, and how you intend to live your life. It functions both as a statement of principles and as a call to action.
The Mother’s Quest
Motherhood is a transformational journey,
not a destination.
Along the way, we discover, grow and change
alongside our children.
In the unexpected challenges of motherhood,
I found parts of myself I never knew existed.
But, also lost parts of myself.
And sidelined my dreams.
Then one day, I could no longer ignore the whispers.
I opened my eyes and saw the signs all around…
challenging me to choose myself.
To step into the fullest expression of who
I’m meant to be.
To answer the call of my own hero’s journey.
To become the author of my story.
I paused for reflection in a “spark moment” as I stood
at the threshold of a new chapter.
I thought I needed someone to open a door for me.
Then, I realized that if I didn’t first open the door…
give myself permission, and say “yes” to myself,
no one would be able to do that for me.
Today, I’m on an ongoing quest
to live my own unique version of an E.P.I.C. life…
and to inspire and champion my children to do the same.
I know that the impact I seek happens
when I lead the way by my own example.
The E.P.I.C. Guideposts are my markers.
If I focus on these,
my life will be filled with what matters most.
E: Engage mindfully with my children
P: Pursue passionate and purposeful impact,
making a difference beyond my family
I: Invest in myself and
C: Connect to a strong support network
so I am in community on my journey
Deeply rooted, with all of this as my foundation,
I choose center-stage of my life.
And one day, when I’m older,
perhaps sitting on a porch with my grandchildren,
I can tell them all of my stories,
and the moments, connections and impact that mattered most.
Inspiring yet another generation
to live their E.P.I.C. lives.
E: Engagement with kindness, authenticity and generosity
P: Pause to reflect and make meaning of my life
and learn with a growth mindset
I: Inclusion, especially those marginalized,
raising my own awareness and
moving into solidarity and activism
C: Curiosity in service of not only myself
but also others, honoring boundaries and confidentiality
Want to create your own? Join us for reflective prompts, inspiring stories and the creation of YOUR #oneminutemommanifesto, a guiding light to help you live YOUR E.P.I.C. Life. Share yours on social media with the hashtag, and nominate someone else to join in, by July 8th and you’ll be entered into a give-away with some amazing prizes from Mother’s Quest members.
www.mothersquest.com/community to join the free group. Then go straight to the Mother’s Quest Manifesto “Unit” to find all the prompts.