A year ago I realized how out of balance my life was and started to work on fixing this. I couldn’t figure out why I had been spinning my wheels and felt so ‘off’.
I have made some huge strides this year. Climbed out of overwhelm. Reduced stress and improved my health and fitness. I got clarity on my direction. Learned how to tune into my true self. Learned how to love myself- flaws and all. I took time to stop and re-connect with those around me. Finally saw what was right in front of me the whole time. I continue this work daily.
Funny how sometimes life can just get so crazy and out of control. In all of our quests to do more, have more, be more…we can lose ourselves. I think overwhelm is especially common among women – and especially moms. Why? Our economic system has shifted- but our beliefs have not. In a General Social Survey where the question about whether mothers of preschoolers should work- majorities of men and women surveyed said NO, she shouldn’t work OR that she should only work part time. But in this day and age more and more women and moms that I know are the bread winners in their families.
40% of households that have children under the age of 18, the mom is either the sole source of income or the breadwinner in the family.
As I re-define my life and evaluate my priorities for the coming year I recognize and am grateful to have made some amazing personal connections this year. These people, while on their own private journey- are on the same path as me. They get it, get me and accept me. They are educated, enlightened and empowered. Banding together, we are able to lift each other up and keep each other going. ‘None of us are smarter than all of us.’
Finding your tribe is important. Looking back at how everything unfolded- I know I am in exactly the right place at the right time. The universe really does work in mysterious ways!! Thankful for all that’s been put in my path this last year.
So where are you in your journey? What can you share to help others on theirs?
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