I started this blog with the intention of it being a creative outlet for me...well Lord knows my life has been insane and I haven't taken the time to sit down and write.
Between being a working mom (Badass Momboss if you ask me) and taking care of our family it's hard to be disciplined and take time for myself. I mean c'mon the second I actually have 2 minutes to myself I start cleaning, cooking, looking at my work email, basically doing everything but shutting off and taking time for myself. I literally suffer from GMS (Guilty Mom Syndrome.... and yes I just made that up). I mean I'm killin' it at this mom thing, but people... I AM SO TIRED!
(What I think I look like)
Sketch from'Design Cavalier the Sketch book'
Any other moms out there who are slaying this mom thing, but feeling absolutely beat?! I don't even remember what it's like to go to the mall alone (let alone go!). Online shopping has become my jam and don't even get me started on amazon prime. You guys, I don't even cook every night like I used to... yeah, uber eats is now my top 3 app. Did I mention I drink more wine/ coffee now than ever before (don't worry, not in an excessive amount, minus the coffee). I never drank during the week before kids, but Lord knows I now have wine bottles as back up in the garage. Oh and since when did google and instagram start becoming my parenting mentor?! and yes... I am now that mom who gives their kid an iPhone to play games during dinner at restaurants. Look, I just want to be able to eat without a dinosaur trying to attack the table.... Mommy's hungry too!
(What I really look like)
Sketch from : www.drawingimage.com
I can go on and on and on and on, but I'll save you and won't. So I mentioned I suffer from GMS (Guilty Mom Syndrome), well it's because I love these little dinosaurs and when I'm away I'm constantly missing them and wondering what they're doing. I want to be there for everything, but truth is maybe it's time to take a step back and do something for me. I mean I might be a frazzled lady with a messy bun, but at least I'm going to try to take a least 30 minutes to myself a day (try).
Sketch from www.rongrongdevoe.com
So this is what I have to say to you (insert emoji with hand pointing to you)
If you're a mama and you are tired as f***, know you're not alone. This mom thing is hard, but you're killin' it. You are amazing and your baby/babies are so incredibly blessed to have you. I'm not sure if this ever gets easier, so keep giving it your best and making the best memories with your kids. I once heard...'The days are long, but the years are short'. Be present, but also take time for yourself, because our kiddos need a mama that's happy... So go be you and do what you gotta do. It's okay, no one is judging and if they are send me their name and email... I've got you!
"The days are long, but the years are short"
(unknown person said this, but damn good advice!)