~ Nawal El Saadawai
Frequently lately, I have come to realize, that I have come lost in the life of motherhood. I am proud and overjoyed in all that my children are but at some point I began to lose myself. To be honest, I never realized that it was happening till all of my life became about was caring for my house and raising respectful, kind children.
Being a parent is an amazing piece of me but that should not negate all aspects of me. I am more than just a mother, I have dreams and aspirations for myself as well as for my family. It is entirely possible to find yourself again. It is important for our children to see more pieces of who we are and that we are also striving to maintain our health and personal well being as well as theirs.
There are general ways in which we can go and find a piece of ourselves again
- Find new ways to connect with old friends
- Discover a new or old hobby
- Ask for help from friends or family
- Take care of yourself physically
Our children are very perceptive and see more than we realize and who we are plays a huge role within them. Don't forget who you are and take time each day to care for yourself as well as theirs.
Remember that it is not selfish to take time for yourself, it is important for our emotional, physical and mental well being.
Life will never be who you were before kids but you can and should find yourself again and love who that person is today.