Yesterday I almost immediately regretted my post as I didn't want anyone to think I shared to receive sympathy. It wasn’t a poor me cry out, it was to be open and honest about the ups and downs of life and show you that you're not alone if you go through similar. I'm in a way happy that I am finally transforming and growing into who I am, even though it's a hard process. It's worth it.
Social media is full of people doing wonderful things and being happy and inspiring and having it all...but life's not really like that...otherwise Brene Brown wouldn't be selling millions of books!
Many of us go through periods of uncertainty, transformations, an unravelling and I feel if more of us shared the real life stuff, we’d learn that it's ok to be not ok and if we feel the need to change things in your life then we'd be more comfortable in being honest with people about how we are rather than walking around pretending that everything's fine. And yes it might be fine most of the time, but it's ok to say actually I'm not sure things are working for me how they are, I'm not content. Open up conversations about this and you may find others are just getting by every day.
I feel that as mums we lose ourselves along the way. We push down who we really are in the busyness of raising children and forging a career or trying to make ends meet, and we forget who we are. We're caught up in work, schools, homework and activities and driving the kids around. And we complain about being busy and we're so tired it hurts, and we're unhappy, but we smile and get on with it. We get in a zone and it’s what we’re comfortable with, it’s what we know, but something is missing.
What if we looked at what we could change so we're not so tired, so that we do things with ease? What if we said no and slowed down? What if we questioned the things that drag us down and instead start finding the things that light us up? Food for thought. What if we chose to be courageous? x