Mama, do you feel stuck?
Does your brain say, “I’m in a rut”? Or, “I don’t know what to do!”
Maybe you’re knee deep in diapers, dishes and vomit. Sometimes mothering can feel like the movie Groundhog Day.
Or are your kids older and your van drives the after-school routes almost by on its own. Monday is soccer. Tuesday is piano, Wednesday is karate. Thursday Mama feels like running away.
Perhaps you are like I was – a nearly empty-nester still living the mom life, but wondering what was next for me.
Are you asking yourself, “What’s wrong with me?”
Have you considered that there’s nothing wrong with you and that you are merely experiencing an opportunity for growth?
Today, you may feel stuck. Can you imagine how one small movement, one tiny shift in your mind and your heart can propel you forward?
You might be surprised! There are paths of discovery and adventure ahead.
Even though you may feel stagnant, life is changing all the time and so are you. Some of the shifts are subtle. Some are huge, like unexpected events.
With each moment is a choice. With each breath we can choose what to think. We can choose what we will do and how we will react. We can choose to move toward who we want to be.
Instead, it’s all too easy to waste our energy on feeling insecure, or letting our fears immobilize us into inaction.
While the familiar is comfortable and manageable, it can also be stifling and suffocating. If you fear being able to handle change, consider your past experiences. You’ve been handling change all along.
Maybe you fear failure.
Life is not black and white. In school, there were right and wrong answers. True or false. A,B, or C. Real life isn’t like that.
Failure is irrelevant. If you try something new and it’s not your thing, you have crossed off an option on your list. That’s a success!
In all of life, we make course corrections. We adjust and adapt to things all the time – a new baby, a new job, a new house. Each experience allows us to take a new view.
Life happens whether we are ready for it or not. Just as you have handled change in the past, your ability to handle what happens in the future has been tested and true.
You can do it!