Six months! I’ve been M.I.A for six months! 😲😲😲 So my last post hasn’t been since June, and here’s why. LIFE HAPPENS! Like literally. Sometimes we mommas get stuck in this mental place. A place where we are literally struggling to make sure everything is going according to plan. Keeping kids well rounded, house clean, laundry done, food cooked, husband happy… and the list goes on… All while trying to keep ourselves from going into overdrive and eventually burn out.
I have been in that mental space, where I’ve been getting stuff done, but at the same time feeling like nothing was getting done. The frustration of cleaning and turning around two minutes later to another mess, is something mothers understand all too well. I’m learning to sometimes just embrace the mess. No need to be upset with the kids, sometimes they’re just messy little beings. Seeing that my three are at an age where they can clean up after themselves, a lot better than we give them credit for, I’ve started having them take care of their messes when need be. It’s very liberating when you start to see their cleaning abilities. Lol
This place I’ve been in has literally had me stuck. I haven’t been writing as much, crafting as much, pretty much whatever I was doing for my satisfaction, I wasn’t doing. My focus had shifted onto everyone else, and I began to feel lost, tired, and completely overwhelmed. I am super thankful for my 8 year old. I’ve always said that she’s an old soul, as if she’s been here before. She knows just when mommy needs her help a little more than usual, and she steps into her “mama bear” role. (A nickname she got when her brother was born.) Our greatest gifts are able to rope us in from that place we go to. My three angels have done that and continue to keep me grounded when I feel like floating away.
On this last day of the year 2017 I just wanted to check in with you mommas and let you know that I’m still here, and I’m glad you’re still here. This lifetime journey isn’t easy, isn’t always glamorous, but we’re still kicking; some days more fabulously than others. Lol Hug your babies, embrace the bad days as much as the good days. Laugh them off, cry if you have to. Just let it out and let it go. I love you all! For the new year 2018, find your release, and be at peace. 😙