With Mother’s Day coming up I wanted to share a little bit about my thoughts on this crazy, beautiful time.
I feel like so many of us are doing our absolute best, but for the majority we feel like we cannot show our true selves. We are trying to throw rose color glasses on everyone’s faces who see us from the outside by using a rose color filter. We want to feel included, full and accepted and I think this might be a sliver of the reasoning on why we try so hard to keep this act up.
For as long as I can recall I remember hearing women talk about other women. Talk about other women for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes they were compliments but that was defiantly not always the case. It is no shocker I am guilty of the same… honestly aren’t we all? I have however tried hard to switch up this habit over the last year or so, habits can be broken and for that I’m thankful.
I personally feel better not engaging in this sort of thing, freer in a lot of ways. I started to switch up this habit originally for myself but looking at it differently I feel like I’ll keep it up for my daughters. I am raising three amazing, beautiful & strong-willed little ladies, I’m hoping to set a better example for them, they deserve that.
Life is not easy, motherhood is not easy, it is not always a perfect “insta ready” shot, it is real. If we all got a little more real with ourselves & each other and remembered we are not here to win a medal, we are here to live & let live, (at least I believe that is an easier way) & our lives aren’t meant to look like everyone elses, (& btw that is so unbelievably rad to me!) I really think we could make a major impact on every person in our direct circle, which in turn would snowball to so many more. None of us really know what someone else is going through but maybe if we all showed a little more “real”, a little more love & a little less “judge” (with ourselves as well as others) our lives & those around us would feel a little lighter. So many of us are walking through motherhood together yet this deep feeling of divide at times & judgement can really make you feel alone despite being in such a gigantic “club”.
So happy Mother’s Day to all of you moms out there. It’s ok to have bad, hard days, it’s ok to show messy counters, messy floors, & kids that don’t look like they in a life style shoot. Life, real life, is so beautiful! Show your madness, and love up every second because one day your house will be quite and you will miss every second. You will want to remember it just as it truly is.