Just because you are a mother does not mean you have to give up on your dreams, goals, and visions.
It does not mean you are to give all of you to others while feeling burned out and unfulfilled.
You get to prioritize YOU!
For some many years I cared for my family and put my dreams on hold until one day I couldn’t even recognize myself.
I was miserable and had no life purpose because I never took the time to get to know what it was that I actually desired.
I remember those days so clearly. I was a substitute teacher, taking 7 classes at a time at St. Edward’s University, while trying to take care of my family.
I was beyond burnt out. Geez… I am not even sure how I got through that time. I was hanging on by a thread.
I remember wanting to take a study abroad writing course but couldn’t justify spending that amount of money on myself and not on my family.
I also felt guilty leaving my kids for that long.
I chose not to take that class abroad just like so many other times I buried my dreams to put the needs and wants of others before my own.
When I kept ignoring my own desires, I was teaching my girls that prioritizing yourself is wrong.
I was failing them.
It took me going through a divorce, selling all my possessions, and traveling the world before I started to shed the societal lie of mothers coming last.
Fill your cup! Spoil yourself.
Show your kids that it is important to create an intentional life that sets your soul on fire!
My life’s work is helping single mothers realize that just because we may have unique struggles and challenges doesn’t mean we cannot create lives of FREEDOM.
The way to create a life of FREEDOM is realizing that it is important to fall in love with yourself, discover your interests, and prioritize your vision.
It starts with you prioritizing your own wants and needs.
When was the last time you sat down and thought about what you really desire?
When have you taken the time to look at what a life of FREEDOM actually looks like to you?
Does a life of freedom mean you have a home base somewhere but you travel often? Does it mean you have an online business you love or do you do work that you love?
Does a FREEDOM life mean you have an abundance of friendship, love, wealth, and gratitude in your life?
I know as single mommas we can struggle to find the time to actually sit down and get clear on what we desire in life but I am going to challenge you to make time.
If this means less scrolling on social media so be it. If this means more electronic time for your kiddos so you can have some time for yourself then so be it.
It’s your time Beautiful!
Go create your FREEDOM life!