Interview with Patty Yoon
I think a big kid. Ha. A big kid that forgot how to be a kid until I had one (when he started talking). Believer in magic, dreams and fairy tales. Astrologer, eternal student of everything.
It is tough as hell, and as soon as you’ve figured things out, they go and change on you! But this has been by far the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done, even if it didn’t go anything like I had planned. I’ve reconnected to a deeper sense of love, both for my son, for myself and for those around me.
Oh man, this one was insane. The culture and hustle can make parenting really tough, but when we remember that everything we do is because we love it or because we are seeking love, then I’ve got it right at home. I’ve gotten a lot more balanced with my career, a better understanding of how I sought approval and worth through work…. And how what i was seeking externally really had to come from within. I had a really messed up relationship to my career and am now a recovering workaholic that has finally found some balance in life, and remembered magic!
Love on a level that I hadn’t experienced before. A different understanding of patience, putting someone’s needs before your own… a deeper level of vulnerability and honesty with not only myself, but with everyone around me.
Playing again. Fantasy and make believe. Eating garbage food haha. Breaking the rules. Taking my time, surrendering control and witnessing the magic on the other side of that surrender.
This has taken some practice, but I think I’ve always surrounded myself with people that I felt I had to prove something to. I’m now surrounding myself with people that help me celebrate myself and cheer me on even if I look like a crazy person. I think the biggest thing is sharing my wins and accepting the compliments/praise.
I also sleep and chill the fuck out to celebrate.