Thank you for joining us today, as we dive further into our #learningtoloveme series here at Decisive. Empowered. Resilient. It is my goal to guide women in living authentically, creating a life in which we truly feel Alive, a life that is on purpose in which we know and believe our real worth and talents. I hope what you read today fuels that fire within!
Inside every woman is an inner desire to be self-empowered. This is fuel to build that fire within!
I am like many other women, trying to make sense of just who I am, who I must be, and who I want to be. I have deep desire to know that I am on purpose and sharing my gifts with the world.
We try to maintain (or find) ourselves beyond the roles of motherhood and being a good wife. Roles that very much define an important part of who we are yet remain just a sliver of our identities as the women we are inside.
As we grow older and settle deeper into the roles we’ve chosen and walk further down the path towards maturity, there is a mixed blessing of joy and contentment intertwined with longing and confusion.
Surely we can be more than who we must be and find ways to step into who we want to become.
All those hats, drats.
Amidst the child rearing, caretaking of home and loved ones, our current employment status (whatever that entails)… is a passion, a curiosity, a daring need to simply rise above it all and just see –
Who is that woman in the reflection of that window?
While our love for motherhood and our other half grows with every season, we must remember to keep that inner light alive, the fire burning brightly.
We must make time for ourselves, to laugh, to play, to aspire, and simply to recharge.
Oh, how important it is to cherish just what it is that sets us apart!
There is more to life than that!
Diapers and homework and dishes and heaping basketfuls of smelly clothes – these things cannot overwhelm and takeover our every thought or minute of each day!
Your honey’s lunches and random tasks put upon you unannounced can be set aside. The kiddo’s can be sent to another room to play. That housework – it can sit still every Monday.
If you can begin to understand, that when you place all else above you, you will begin to lose her.
That woman within, the one who likes her cappuccino from the café on the corner, who enjoys meandering through craft shows and despises the way a certain male someone parks her car in the garage.
You are worth it you know!
As a woman you must go beyond to find that balance. You must claim yourself worthy of being yourself and not getting lost in the midst of who you must be. You can be more than just a mom or his wife. There is more to living this one life – than endless carpooling and mountains of laundry.
You can Learn to Say No and start pursuing that which gets you hot, bothered and excited. (Even if it’s knitting.)
Make time for what you love to do and are curious about.
Let him go to bed while you stay up late building something that is purely yours.
Let the kids sort themselves out every Tuesday night. It is okay to let them have turkey and cheese with Cheetos and juice boxes and make a gigantic mess while you totally ignore it all (mostly).
Listen to that spirit that resides inside of you.
See that inner beauty.
Believe in your value and talents.
Let this woman out and feel what it feels like to be free!
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