What is Live.Do.Grow?

by Elena on September 27, 2012 in Inspiration

Have you ever found yourself lost in thought about who you are and what you stand for? I seem to be doing this a lot lately. Thinking about my many life roles. My many responsibilities. My many passions.

I started telling stories in this space to reflect on being a cancer survivor turned mom turned divorcee’ and then fiance’ planning a second wedding.

But that has changed. Those are not the stories I tell anymore.

As I sat at the Social Good Summit (more on that soon, I promise!), I realized finally something that when I think about it, I had known for a while. The more I have had to introduce myself and what I write about in the last few months, the more I realized that I was no longer who I thought I was.

I am no longer Ciao Mom.

As an educator, my job was to foster thinking, to empower children and even their parents. As a mom my job is to model strength and healthy choices to empower my daughter to become a confident and self sufficient woman. As a writer and blogger, my job is to tell the story. The story of empowerment. The story of living. The story of resiliency. The story of healthy striving.

What is Live.Do.Grow. | Ciao Mom
All together my parts come together with the idea of Live.Do.Grow.

Because here is the thing. When I share stories about fitness or travel or enjoying the things I love…I am living. When I share the stories of social action or teaching and education…I am doing. And when I share the stories about inspiration and reflection…I am growing.

Many of the stories are interdependent. Because that is what life is. But the umbrella of ideas that covers all of it, is building capacity in myself and in others to live, to do, and to grow.

So I am embarking on a process to rebrand. To redefine my role in this space and in my career. The first step will be to change my twitter handle to @ElenaSonnino instead of CiaoMom. The second step, that will take a bit longer to be ready, is to create a new site….a new place to call home. I cannot wait for it to be ready and to share it…and I hope that you follow me on my journey.

As Teen Advisor of the United Nations Foundation’s GirlUp, Sofia Stafford said during her Social Good Summit panel,  “We are strong. Together we are stronger.”

Who is ready…to join me to take on today, tomorrow, and the day after that…with a Live.Do.Grow. attitude?

Ciao Mom

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Boston Mamas September 27, 2012 at 8:41 am

Congrats on the rebrand Elena! It is so. very. you. xox

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Elena September 27, 2012 at 8:57 am

Thank you Christine! I hope so….cannot wait to have the new site home….

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By Word of Mouth Musings September 28, 2012 at 6:04 pm

LOVE it … epitomizes all you are!
Now its time to rebrand me – completely!

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Jennifer September 28, 2012 at 11:02 pm

I think this sounds fantastic. I’m working on doing the same thing. Over the last couple of months several things have happened that have made me realize my blog has not taken the path I thought it would when I sat down that night four years ago and started it. It is time for me to make some changes so that it can reflect who I am and what I really write about. I’m hoping the transition goes smoothly.

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Tracie September 29, 2012 at 10:03 pm

I love this refocus and rebranding. It is exciting, and a start to a fabulous new chapter.

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Corey Feldman October 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

I have rebranded my blog and myself multiple times. Change is part of life, if you don’t grow, you die.

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hchybinski October 3, 2012 at 5:56 pm

I love this!!

Hillary

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