Lost in Motherhood

Trying to write this all day long. Something kept coming up, I couldn’t sit down and focus, I was so frustrated with myself and my kids. For my first time writing I was thinking long and hard on what I wanted to say about being a mother. I was putting too much pressure on myself for it to be perfect. Then I started thinking and trying to relate that to my life as a mother and motherhood in general.

When did we start thinking everything needed to be perfect? Before I became a mom my house was clean, my makeup was done, my hair was curled and I had time to pick out what I wanted to wear. Fast forward to two beautiful princesses later, my house is clean enough, makeup is still done if my hair is in a messy bun, hair is done if I have a bare face and I pick up yoga pants off the floor from the day before and get going.

I can see why we lust for the way life was beforehand, clean and easy. That’s where the frustration of why we can’t get XYZ done comes in. Seriously deep breaths and pour yourself a glass of wine or two or three, like I am tonight. You are not the only one who feels that way.

My kids are my life and I would do anything for them! Days like today I have to remind myself that I am still me, a woman who has her own interests. It’s not selfish for you to take care of things for you too. Take time to do things you like. Take time to wash and do your hair. Take time to do your makeup. It’s not selfish to make yourself a priority also!

So the next time you feel frustrated like me, remind yourself that it’s okay, it’s time for you to take care of you too. Make your things a priority even if it might be super early or super late in the day.

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