Another year gone by. Another back-to-school post. After 10 years of kids by my side I am entering a new world where they are all in school full-time. Now I am alone. Alone. It’s a scary place to be. Where the only reflection you have is of yourself. Gosh, growing and evolving is a vulnerable state. You have time to face your flaws head-on, and you also have time change the things you don’t like – which can also lead to thoughts of failure. Truth is some days I already feel like I am failing in life. When I am not sure where my place is. When I feel like I don’t keep a perfect home. When I feel like I regret giving up work… We have talked about the possibilities of me going back to work full-time and the truth is, it terrifies me. I feel like I wouldn’t know where to begin, and if I did that I might fail. After being removed from that world for so long I don’t even know how to restart. Or WHERE to restart. How to find myself when my identity has been “mother” for so long. So this year I am taking a little time for me, to find my way in this new chapter, and see what really drives me. So, Moms, it is ok to be scared to find yourself again. It is ok that your kids have been your identity, it’s ok that you feel lost in the real world some days. It’s ok that you feel you may have lost a bit of yourself. Because the beautiful outcome of it all is the amazing humans you’re releasing into the world. Who will change it. Who will make a difference. Who will go and create the future. And who make you so proud every moment of their existence. We definitely give up a piece of ourselves when we parent, but we also gain more than we could ever dream of. Cheers to everyone who is raising future world changers, and still discovering themselves along the way. #raisingfutureworldchangers
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