Name: Tiffany Morrison
Theme song: My theme song is ever-changing. It’s whatever inspires me in that moment. In this moment it is “ In You” by Kierra Sheard
How are you living your “Ideal Life”?
To put it nicely, I grew up in straight chaos. My mother passed when I was very young and as a result, it opened the door to many people coming into our home hoping to fill her place but instead scarring us for life. Since I could remember, I wanted to be a homemaker. It’s weird because that’s what she was, but I wanted to be the calm, organization, and love that held my family together. That didn’t mean I would not seek higher education. However, no matter how high my education may have reached I knew this would always be burning within me. I am able to stay at home and raise my children and support my husband. I am a part of a family that is balanced enough that it would allow me to be my children’s first care taker, educator, and would allow me to make sure my house was in order. It may seem small to some but growing up it was what I wished for the most for my own self.
Describe your journey
After high school I attended the local University. I was growing in my walk with God, at the time. I had been in a few relationships that tore me apart. I realized that though this was one of my biggest goals for my life, it would mean nothing to attain it broken. So, I began working on my standards and redeveloping myself for the role I wanted to fill. There was a lot of prayer involved. There was also a lot of searching involved. I would find people who were where I wanted to be and question them. I also redefined the standards I had set for the mate I hoped to attract. No longer was I searching for attractiveness (as much) but instead loyalty and wisdom became higher attributes that I desired.
What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned?
That I should always set my goals high. Also, that setting high goals usually lead to making more goals to meet.
What challenges did you have to overcome?
Most of my challenges came from within. In order to raise one’s standards you must first believe that you are worthy of such a standard. I did not always believe that I could attract someone who would genuinely love me and pursue me, someone who would support my dreams and believe in me and what we could potentially build together, much less stay around to raise his children. But over time, I learned to love myself and in return accept nothing less than my newly set standard.
What is your morning routine?
Maybe the better question is, when does night end? I would like to think that I have a set routine. But honestly, there are a lot of days that are manipulated by what what’s really important. At the end of the day, my goal is that my husband is loved (and full :-)), our four children have what they need to be positive productive citizens, and that I am prepared for the next day.
What motivates you?
My past motivated me for this position. Once I married, my husband motivated me in new ways. Once we became parents I found a new motivation. So I guess the answer to that question would really be, our legacy.
What would you share with those aspiring to create and live their “Ideal Life”?
In the past, I have been made to feel as though my dreams were really not important as maybe becoming a high-ranking official. However, it was something that burned within me. I cannot tell you how many people I have counseled, or encouraged as a result of walking in my dreams. We all can touch lives but it won’t all be in the same ways. Don’t be intimidated into thinking your dreams are meaningless.
What’s next for you?
I would love to be a part of something that offers help to others in the area of parenting or family counseling in urban areas. My degree is in Psychology and Urban studies so that’s right down my alley. I am also a part of the gospel group Shiloh and am hoping to get back to ministering with them soon.
How can you be reached?
My sisters and I have a blog : shilohspursuit.blogspot.com