Tenacity! CT Children’s Photographer

Are you tenacious?  What does that mean anyway?  I thought it might be one of those words I THOUGHT I knew the meaning of but perhaps I was wrong or off in some way.  So I looked it up.  Google is so my friend!  I realize it will be a struggle to teach my children to look up words in a dictionary.  Is that even necessary anymore?  Tenacious, according the Merriam-Webster Dictionary website the definition is “persistent in maintaining, adhering to, or seeking something valued or desired.”

Let me paint a picture of tenacious for you.  Tenacious is a small baby girl who will absolutely stop at nothing to achieve whatever it is her little mind is set on.  Tenacious is when this bundle will try and fail and try and fail only to try yet again to achieve her heart felt goal, despite bumps, bruises and hard knocks along the way.  Road blocks mean nothing to her, they are actually welcome challenges.

My Joyanna certainly has a tenacious spirit.  I’ve had the pleasure of watching her try with all of her might to sit, crawl, and now stand.  It didn’t matter how many times she fell over.  She had no worry about how many bumps she took.  She kept right on chugging along to her goal.

I hope I always remember the time I put up a road block of furniture around my cabinet of photo albums.  I thought for sure she’d give up on the idea of tearing them apart once she realized she couldn’t get to them.  How wrong I was!  I sat and watched in awe as she worked for 40 minutes to maneuver, crawl through, over and around everything that stood in her way until she reached her goal!  My attempts to distract her were fruitless.  She got what she wanted.

I want to be like her.  No one has ever told her she can’t, or she shouldn’t.  The idea that she might not be good enough, smart enough, tall enough, or whatever enough has yet to enter her mind.  She has no self-doubt.  There is no risk too big or reward too small.  She is just untainted by the world.  I want to live a life like that.  I want to be tenacious.  I want to give my goals, my dreams, my passions, and my faith my all.  I want road blocks to become delightful obstacles.  I want the naysayers to kiss my rear and eat my dust.  I want to silent the voices of doubt and fear.  I want to live with no regrets, no what ifs.

I want to be tenacious!

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