I've been doing a lot of thinking about life and things in general. I mean, my youngest child is about to graduate high school, so I'll soon be entering a new phase in life.

Raising kids is hard. There's no doubt about that. They need endless everything from the moment they take their first breaths until they're sent out into the world to be adults. That's not saying they never need Mommy again after that, but Mommy isn't all we are anymore.

I've realized that I've spent so much time trying to be Mommy and wife and worker and bill payer and everything else to everyone else that I've never taken the time to really be me. Heck, I'm not even sure I know who that is anymore.

So, my goal for the next few months is to figure out who 'me' is and start to develop that. No more excuses. No more putting it off. It's time I seized the day and became a person in my own right. It'll be a hard road, but I think I'll be much happier once I've walked it.

The same is true for everyone else. We can't always just be (fill in the blank with the title here) for the rest of the world. We have to be ourselves as well and get to know just who we really are.

Best wishes!

 

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