Have you evaluated your life lately?
I found myself evaluating my life as I folded and sorted laundry for the fifth time and I heard my name being called for the hundredth time. That name of course being- mom.
As we grow older and our responsibilities increase, I have found that I have drastically started to lose the understanding of myself as well as the realization of what powerful things I am capable of. My ALL DAY is filled with love. Truly is filled with similing, happy children. I GET to care for other people's children all day, and be one of the most important people in their life and sometimes (okay, a lot of the time) I forget that. I get caught up in the paperwork, the grading, the assessing, the planning that I can easily forget how important my job is.
Then, when I call it a day after my eight hours my personal life begins. I get to run home to two little ones who are excited to have mom home. To fill their hearts with love, care and play time. Let's be honest, I am excited to run home to my family. They are my favorite three people after all (but sometimes I fail to show them that).
Now, in all of this daily routine, work, and life there is a lot to be done and tasks to take care of. Lunches, dinner, laundry, dishes, baths, appointments, toys, and SLEEP. The minutes tick by and the tasks keep mounting up. My list continues to grow each day and my mind focuses on crossing the tasks off. I have started to live my life as accomplishing tasks but not truly being present and LIVING my life next to those I love. So, I am taking this laundry foldin' self-evaluation as lesson to learn from my three favorite people, who really just want mom to stop bitchin' and start playing.
So what is all this business about The I'mPossible Mom?
It's just that. Making time for me. To be present in those joys of life and RELISH in them. To reach those same goals I keep setting for myself (over and over and over again). To prove what powerful things I am capable of. To disprove the doubters and the masses who are always searching for the next best thing.
You see, us moms, we sacrifice our goals and desires to first care for others and tend to tasks. It is natural. We put ourselves near last and we skimp where we can or feel that we can find convenience.
You make dinner for your family and sometimes find yourself eating the leftovers off your kids plates and not dishing yourself your own plate- or sitting down (admit it, you've done this at least ONCE- especially when your man is not home). When someone asks for milk you JUMP instead of teaching them to get it themselves, we put away everyone's laundry instead of asking for their help, our men crawl into bed and we finish the dishes instead of cuddling up next to them.
Then we wonder why our jeans don't fit, why we are exhausted, and we cover ourselves up hiding behind our insecurities and self-doubt. We search and spend HUNDREDS (if not thousands) on convenient solutions (that don't work) to make ourselves feel, well, SEXY and ALIVE again. (And repeat this entire paragraph).
We were not born to pay bills, clean and die. We were born to LIVE- be happy and smile- to be healthy and confident, to raise beautiful little children into confident and smart adults.
So it is time. It is time to make yourself possible.
Your goals may be similar (or very different) than mine but this is a place that I will blog and share my journey towards reaching my personal goals. To PROVE it can be done with food- no special programs purchased- no next best thing- just food (okay and protein)! To PROVE I can be PRESENT with my family and that not only can I care for my family but I can care for myself EQUALLY. To PROVE that I can be intentional in reaching my goals.
Stop sacrificing your health and your sanity. MAKE YOURSELF POSSIBLE by joining me-- The I'mPossible Mom.
Keep checkin' back for an outline of my goal, before/after photos, open and honest struggle and success sharing, recipes and MORE!!