As an introverted mom, I was thrilled to have left my very people-oriented job to be home. I loved planning my own days, loved the structure and routine I could build. And naptime was my haven.
Motherhood was my identity, and I was pretty comfortable with it.
Most of my energy and thoughts went into my family—rightly so. But along the way, I slowly started dropping any interests or talents I had.
I was exchanging my personal identity for that solely of a mother.
I needed to find who I was outside of motherhood again, and for one very good reason:
I am more than a mom. I am a creative, unique, and interesting individual. A person who needs to care for herself in a manner that reflects self-love. After all, I want to like the person I’m left with when my children are grown and gone.
Today I’m over at THE LIFE ON PURPOSE MOVEMENT with 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Identity Outside of Motherhood. I would love for you to follow me over! And let me know if you’ve ever found yourself slipping into a similar trap!
Thanks for being here!
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