During my battle and journey with depression, I realized one of my problems: I had completely lost myself. I am no longer the person I was before having kids. I was a very positive person, enjoying life, outgoing, I always wanted to experience new things.
Who am I now? I am Mom. I look, think, talk, and act like a mom. I know having children that pretty much comes with the territory. But does being a mom have to define who you are?
If someone were to come up to me and ask me…
What do you do? I’m a mom, I wipe butts.
What do you enjoy doing? Sleeping.
What are your hopes and dreams for the future? My kids starting school.
I literally researched for hours on how to find yourself while being a mom. I came upon many articles from mom’s in the same situation. I did find a few that listed steps..
- Don’t feel guilty about taking time for yourself.
- Discover your passion.
- Get out and try new things, get scared, get uncomfortable.
These are great tips, but honestly they don’t really apply to me. If you’re like me and don’t have the option of having a babysitter and having some alone time, how are you suppose to get out and try new things?
You know that tv show, Take Me To Your Mother? With that Andrea chick? She meets mom’s all around the world getting advice on being a mom. She travels the world, trying all these new things on finding herself. But most of the time where’s her kid?? I’m not bashing her in any way, I’m mostly just jealous!
So if you’re in my situation, and you have found a way to find yourself please share your story! I would love to read it!
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