You gotta live!
If you are a faithful follower of this page you know we like to give out regular reminders of how you should look out for yourself. Take care of yourself. Take time for yourself.
The reality as Moms it’s just not something we do.
And if we do- the guilt we lay on ourselves or let others lay on us is huge.
That guilt also tends to hold us back.
We are Moms we put everyone first, it’s what we do. It’s how we’re built.
But sometimes life hands you a timetable.
That’s when you can’t sit on your hands anymore and wait.
I feel like what I’m about to write is a constant in my blogs. It’s ok to ask for what you need.
Maybe I write this a lot because I’m not great at it. I struggle to ask for more time. To tell people when I’m hurt. Sad. Jealous. Mad. Even happy. I don’t want to be too much or not enough so I sit on my hands and wait.
Then one day life hands you a timetable.
I’ve always had one.
We all do. Some of us just have timetables written in green neon we can’t control while others get a dry erase board.
You gotta live.
I spent a long weekend with some of my favorite humans and came clean about a lot of big things in my life and kept waiting for a shoe to drop that never did.
Instead my people rallied and scolded and put things on the calendar.
I have my reasons for having a tight reign on my life and some are valid but some hold me back.
I made big changes in my life to show my daughter a person who loves you should not hold you back. It’s ironic I don’t seem to love myself enough to do the same.
That ends know.
My timetable is neon green.
One light/letter is already out.
In the words of one of favorite people “I gotta live.”
You do too Mommas,
You do too,