A few years ago, my family listened to the musical Hamilton on repeat. We LOVED it. 

On our drive to the mountains this past weekend, I turned it on, half expecting the now-teenagers to protest as they do when we interrupt their solo music.

But they didn’t.

Whether they were humoring me or actually wanted to listen, I didn’t ask.

In fact, when Aaron Burr’s theme song came on, it hit me:

I’m in the Aaron Burr season of my life.

If you aren’t familiar, the lyrics go:

Aaron Burr to Alexander Hamilton:


While we’re talking, let me offer you some free advice: 
Talk less 
Smile more
Don’t let them know what you’re against or what you’re for
You wanna get ahead?
Fools who run their mouths off wind up
 [in a dead-end conversation with teenagers]


Before this drive, I didn’t resonate with Aaron Burr’s character. I’ve never been accused of NOT communicating how I feel about something.

But now that I’m the Mom of two teens, I want to keep the relationship positive and give them the space they need. I want to keep the love and communication flowing, so it occurred to me that the days of me sharing lots of information are essentially over.

While I still feel like there is so much I want to share with my kids, I also recognize that we have entered a phase where they want to learn from the world (most notably their friends and Google). I want to be open and listen and also be discerning about my input on their lives.

I know from working with clients for more than 10 years how important it is to have places to be free to explore your thoughts and feelings and get to clarity. And sometimes, that exploration doesn’t happen with our People.

If you need a safe place to talk, where someone can help you gain clarity and be your thought partner, book a Discovery Coaching Session with me.

With love,