Turning 25…

It was my birthday on Monday (24th July) and I’m always reflective around my birthday, but this year more than ever.

When we are younger, we tend to set ourselves life goals to achieve by the time we are 21, 25, 30 etc. but I stopped doing that when the twins were born. I was so wrong to think that I should stop having expectations of myself just because I had children younger than planned.

I found that my goals were no longer to satisfy myself, but for my children, my maternal family and my nuclear family. I didn’t want the added pressure of making my family proud, because what if I couldn’t do it?

After achieving each personal goal, I gained more confidence and had a cliche lightbulb moment: I have to be positive. Speaking good things over your life and believing in yourself will completely change your mindset and will change the outcome of what you are doing.

If you think you can’t do something, you have failed before you started. Life as a mother means a lifetime of caring for people, so why stop caring about yourself?

When my children are not around, who am I? Am I just a mother?

My greatest achievement will always be my children but I’m proud of the other hurdles I have crossed and am about to cross.

To the woman reading this, I salute you

As always, thank you for reading.

Leandra

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s