Do you ever get the feeling as a mother that you should be doing more.
Like if you don't blog everyday, if you don't take pinterest worthy pictures,
or if you don't own a shop then just whats the point?
Sometimes I just feel like I'm on mama overload.
I feel like I just made this amazing dinner and Copeland took 3 naps
today and then I go on Pinterest or Instagram and someone else has
done more + is running an awesome online business or just took
the most beautiful styled pictures of their babies!
Maybe I'm the only one that feels completely crappy sometimes over this.
But I feel like everywhere I turn someone else has
opened a business or has done something amazing
and I'm just sitting here... being a mom.
And I should be totally happy with that right!?
I'm a mom!
I love being a mom.
But don't you ever feel like you should be doing more?
I know I do and this is my pledge to stop.
To stop comparing and to stop letting this make me feel bad about myself.
This is my pledge to be happy.
To be happy with being a mom and wife.
To be happy and love this point in my life.
To be the best mom I can and to stop worrying about pretty
Pinterest pictures and perfect Instagram moms.
To play and laugh and tickle and grow my babies imagination.
To sing and dance and explore with him.
And although this is embarrassing to admit,
I want to stop worrying about being perfect.
I am far from it and don't want that to define how I feel.
I do amazing things. I take care of a human being.
A being that would not survive without me.
That is amazing and a huge responsibility.
I keep my little guy fed, changed and happy e v e r y d a y.
No days off, no breaks.
I'm in awe of moms who can run businesses or have a ton of side hobbies and be amazing moms too.
You all are amazing!
But for me I feel like at this time in my life, at this moment, I need to
be a mom and that's it. To step back and take a break from social media.
To stop comparing and just be happy with where I'm at in my life.
Because this time will pass by so quickly. I will never have these moments back. Ever. I need to live now. To be present. To be happy and just love this life. This ever changing life.
It's weird, I use to be so positive and extremely optimistic and it seems the more social media has become such a huge point, the more it has taken away some of my innocence and optimism. That's a terrible thing. I need to do a complete 360. I miss the happiness my soul use to feel, the light I use to have. This is my pledge to get it back.
I really hope I don't offend anyone with this post.
I hope some of you can understand where I'm coming from and
be inspired to stop letting comparison steal your joy and light because you are amazing. Don't ever let social media define who you are.