Who am I now?
This is a question I still struggle with, a little over two years into my motherhood journey. Let me previse this with, I love being a stay-at-home mom. I enjoy every precious moment with her and I wouldn’t change it! Now, with that being said, let me dive into what I mean.
Before I had my daughter, I measured myself based on academic achievements and my job title. I know these things don’t make up who I am as a person, but they are the tools I used to measure myself with. Even now when people ask what I do for a living I say, “I am a stay-at-home mom, but before I had my daughter I was a teacher.” For some reason I always feel the need to throw that in there. As if saying I am a stay-at-home mom doesn’t count or isn’t good enough. Silly right?
Have any of you ever gone through something like this?
In truth, I know that being a stay-at-home mom is a very important job. It’s the most important job I will EVER have! It’s a job full of love, fun, tantrums, tears, laughter, milestones, and LOTS of patience. So why do I feel the need to add to my verbal resume? After a lot of thought, I realized its because I have always measured myself by my academic achievements. Somewhere along the line I married who I am based solely upon my academics…
When I first had the idea for this post, I sat down to really think about how I felt about who I am. But more importantly, I tried to think about who I really am outside of my academic achievements. So here goes…
I am a woman.
I am a wife.
I am a mother.
I am a lover of photography.
I am patient at times.
I am antsy at times.
I am kind.
I am Bold.
I am Brave.
I am ME!
Who are you?
Copyrighted By: Boldly Bravely You