Hey, so it’s been a while since we’ve seen each other. I missed you! I’ve been pretty busy with umm… having a baby. On April 21st, I had a little girl – Sadé Esmeralda Derouet. It was the most magical experience, and at the same time the most difficult and the best thing I’ve ever done in my entire life. A few months have passed, and mommyhood continues to astonish me.
Everything that I thought I knew, every book I read, every piece of advice I received…nothing could have prepared me for this beautiful storm. When I first had Sadé, I had no idea how I would accomplish anything else. Ever again. Simply taking a shower seemed an impossible feat. Right away, I was forced to (truly) put my own needs and wants aside, for the first time. She was far more vulnerable than I, and her needs much more significant. It has been the biggest challenge of my life. As time passes, it’s getting much easier, much more fun and exciting, and I’m learning so much each day. I know for sure that I love her more than I can explain, she is the most important element in my life, and I would do anything for her. I’m looking forward to a life with Sadé and my family full of awesome adventures and spectacular surprises.
As time passes, I’m starting to feel like a renewed version of myself, with a greater awareness, living a life with deeper meaning. I’ve been looking at my daughter’s little face, staring back at me, and contemplating my life’s purpose. I want to be my best self, for her. I have made a silent oath to myself to explore life further, to work harder, accomplish my goals and fulfill my wildest dreams, so she can live her life doing the same. I recently stayed up all night, writing and thinking, thinking and writing anything that came to mind about why I’m here on this earth. I truly feel like the closer we get to our mission in life, the more we serve God – which in my mind is the ultimate mission and goal.
This is what I came up with, after drafting and redrafting. And it may change in the future, but as of this moment, this is my Life Mission:
“To live in the present moment, at peace with myself and in harmony with God. To inspire the universe through my work: modeling, writing, creating art and acting in films portraying fierce, avant-garde action heroes. To give of myself by helping others, and to be a shining example of kindness, positivity, inner and outer beauty, and love. To never stop learning. To procreate. To impact the world in a big way. To leave the earth a more beautiful place by enriching the lives of those I encounter along the journey of life…”
I read it every morning, and throughout my day, to remind myself to remove anything from my life that does not serve my purpose.
I would love it if some of you shared your life’s purpose with me, and I will publish them in a future blog post. It will be beautiful to share with each other. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org