Updated: Feb 15, 2021
Mamas!! Happy New Year!!
How are you holding up? Today is the first week back for virtual learning, and to be honest, I'm still on my winter break high, so I'm not flipping shit. Give me about two full weeks, and I'll be back to my regular scheduled antics and making daily threats to my children that I don't intend to keep because I need my sanity!!! How many of y'all been letting your child get away with murder? I can stand up proudly and say my children have been getting away with EVERYTHING!!!! I mean, if I had to weigh my options, MY SANITY trumps the bickering. SAY IT WITH ME, MAMAS; WE ARE NOT REFEREES in 2021!!!
Mama's how many fights between siblings do you have to settle a day? For me, it's almost from the time I wake up until I go to sleep, and quite frankly, I just want to tell them to SHUT THE HELL UP! Baby, if you just got offended by that, my deepest apologies, but mama, I'm being real, if my child comes and tells me one more time, "Ollie stuck his tongue out at me," I'm going to lose my shit! My oldest has an answer for EVERYTHING, my youngest whines everything he speaks, and my middle child, which is my daughter, well, she thinks she is the bee's knees! I cannot wait till the schools open back up because I want to eat MY snacks in PEACE and my house to be clean longer than 2.5 seconds (Woosah)!!
Now that I've finished my rant let's talk about our New Years Resolutions!!! What goals did you set for yourself? Have you written them down? Have you set a plan in motion? Mama, this is your year, NOW is the time to manifest what you want out of your life!! It is never too late to start your dream! You may be sitting at home right now thinking about things you wish you would've done, but why not change that mindset and start now?! No more excuses! And NO more putting yourself last! Being a mom is amazing, but don't stop living because of that! Think of all the times you encourage your child/children to be the best they can be, dream big, and never give up on; why not apply that to yourself?!
Mama, I'm speaking from experience. I put my whole life on hold for my family, I convinced myself I didn't have time to achieve my goals, I had excuse after excuse after excuse, but in reality, I was scared of failing; I was living in fear. As moms, we don't want our children to see us fail but guess what that's life, we fail, and we get back up and try again. Up until a year ago, I just lived for my family, and I was miserable because I felt I had no sense of purpose. I didn't want just to be a mom, and I know some of you may disagree with this, but I'm keeping it transparent and 100 with you. I felt I had more to offer the world besides my expertise in TACOS, laundry, cleaning, and being a chauffeur (go on laugh a little). Mama, do not take this the wrong way; I love my kids and will give them the world but what I'm saying is give yourself the world too; you deserve it! So if you are feeling down or feeling like there has to be more to life than just being a mom, I want you to know I've been there, I feel you, and it will get better, but it starts with you!
So, mama, I challenge you today to sit down and write down five goals that YOU want to achieve, and I mean personal goals for you. WHAT DO YOU WANT OUT OF LIFE? Please feel free to share in the comments below; you never know, there may be a mama reading this that may be able to help you.