We are so excited to have been a part of Mommy and Me Swag's Website Launch! We were interviewed by the lovely Ms. Porscha for the Launch this weekend. See below for the goods!
What made you and your daughter sit down and say hey we are going to write this book?
We both have strong writing Spirits. I wanted her to publish a book of short stories after reading one of her stories when she was only 10 years old. At the end of the story, I felt like you would when a season of your favorite show ends, like nooooo, where’s the rest of it, what happens next!?! I had a lot of pieces unfinished and this book was one of them. I started the book solo about two years ago after several people commented about how great of a job I was doing with her or how our relationship inspired them. I was getting a lot of parenting questions or inquiries about our relationship, so I thought a book about my journey would be the best way to address them, but life happened, and the book was never completed.
By the time I revisited the book, more than a year later, so much had changed; our relationship had evolved into something bigger than just me being her mother and us having a great relationship to be admired. It was a relationship that overcame some serious obstacles for both of us, so I thought we should both tell our stories. I invited her to write, she said okay, and Changing Directions was born.
Can we talk about Chapter 4 “Setting Goals and Crushing them together” what was going through your mind when creating this chapter, can you share some of the ways you and your daughter have set goals and crushed them together?
I know setting goals together requires both people to be vested. It almost creates a bond you can’t get out of and one that must remain positive if either one is going to achieve the goal. So, if a mother and daughter set a goal together, they will have to work as partners and as a team in a positive way. Since the day Makhyli told me she wanted to perform, goal setting almost became an unspoken ritual or game. It’s like, let’s say we want to do something and then see if we have what it takes to do it. Goal setting is more of a mindset than an action, so we worked on that first; believing in yourself and believing you’re capable of achieving the goal is the first step...
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