New Ideas, New Dreams, New Beginnings
I wake up to this mug almost every morning; it's that one item in the house that I know describes where I'm at right now. -
You see, when I look back at when my world broke, I could only see what was immediately in front of me, I couldn't, and I didn't want to see what the future was because at that time it wasn't whole. I lived in this space for a while; it's okay to be in this place just not forever. It was about six weeks after that I started coming out, I started taking deep breaths, and new ideas were beginning to pop by, my mind was slowly putting aside those grey clouds, and I finally had space in my head to think of new ideas. -
Those new ideas weren't anything spectacular; they were more like activities that we could do to spend quality time together, anything new was a bonus for me at this time. -
With the glimmer of space in my head, I then knew that I wanted to start dreaming but needed inspiration on what the new life would look like, and to do that I needed to see other women who had gone before me for motivation and inspiration. So I went on a hunting and gathering expedition and found heaps within seconds...
- Sofia Vergara
- Kate Hudson
- Kate Winslet
- Gwyneth Paltrow
- Halle Berry
- Christina Aguilera
- Liv Tyler
- and the list goes on.
I was surrounded by other intelligent, successful, stunning (OMG they are gorgeous women) and are all surviving just fine being single mothers. These women provided me with some reassurance that I would be fine, just fine and so with that I started to dream.
And now, now that time has gone by, and many wounds have healed, I have space for new beginnings, like creating a tribe where other women can seek comfort. We're single mums through separation, divorce, death or a welcomed surprise, and hope you can seek refuge in the knowledge that there are a number of us and we're doing just fine (well, most days when the children aren't throwing a million tantrums). -
With much love,
ToSM xo. #tribeofsinglemamas #tosmlife #tosm #tosminaction #mummytribe @lexi.crouch