Natasha is a wife, mom of three, police officer, actor, and writer with a three time award winning co-authored chapter in “The MomBabes: A Motherhood Anthology,” where she shares her story of vulnerability of being all those things. Natasha is the director of promotions and marketing for BC Women of Law Enforcement and writes a blog at lostandfoundmommy.com.
My mantra is to never give up. There are many ways to get to your goal and people to help you. I have learned this many times over with many lessons learned. I encourage others to do the same. The advice I’d give my past self is I did not fail, I was simply learning. Give yourself the permission and space to try something new. That dream you had growing up is still possible. Give yourself permission to do it now. Time waits for no one and your health is a gift that can be taken away in an instant.
My kids keep me motivated. I want them to know that no matter what life throws at them, there is always a solution to any challenge. Despite my interesting career journey, I have shown them that you do not give up when things get tough. I have risen from things and have re-created a part of myself by saying yes to, at the time, scary opportunities. I found women and men like myself, a community of people that want to learn new ways to do things through creativity. Acting and writing have become another type of calling, like policing but different. I want others to feel this way too. Although I set out to create a legacy for my kids, I have inspired other to say yes to their dreams and goals. We as humans evolve and we are meant to adapt and change. Nothing is permanent. Say yes!
“We can choose courage or we can choose comfort but we can’t have both”Brené Brown