I've been a mother now for almost five years. It has stretched me in a billion different ways. I think it takes a while to figure the whole motherhood thing out, and while I'm definitely still learning and have a long way to go I feel like in the last year I've kind of gotten a better grasp on it.
You see, there are a lot of different ways to do one thing. Did you know there are even multiple ways to eat a banana?
At first you kind of think there are these set rules of how to do things properly. And I happen to be a rule-following person.
But then you realize there's room for YOUR personality in it - your style. They were given to you for a reason.
I can be me AND mom. I can trust my instincts. I can try new things. I can be more creative about how I teach my boys.
AND I can bring all my passions and interests into the job. I am a dance instructor. I am a chef. I am an artist. I am a nurse. I get to be everything I ever dreamed of being. How great is that?
But the coolest part by far, is that I get to be everything to them.
It's a pretty great job.
And while there are definitely rough days, I think I like this job a little more everyday.
Thanks for reading.