Hi! This came to me last night in the shower. Now that I am a mama to four under five years old 🥴 I couldn’t help but think of how easy it is to slip into the martyrhood role, and let everyone know about it. Truth is, all of my things are on hold right now. My course launch, Harvard, working out, finishing my book, sleep😉. Everything. But I’ve learned that my children aren’t in the WAY of my work, they are the way TO it. They refine me + grow me + stretch me so that when the season comes, I’m a better me. #preparation
Far too often I hear mamas (mine included) complain + groan about how their lives were completely derailed (in a bad way) by their children. That they haven’t just put things on the back burner to raise kids, but instead they’ve burned the things they desperately wanted to chase to the ground for good. It’s sad, really.
Hear me when I tell you: it is a HEAVY burden for a child to bear… the unmet goals + dreams of their mamas. It isn’t fair. Quit using your children as an excuse to give up on yourself.
Ok, back to nursing + changing diapers + holding babies + taming toddlers. I love you all. Stay encouraged. Your life isn’t over because you had children. It’s just begun, k?