I might be a bumbling brunette! Life as a Rambling Redhead. Maybe you have heard of it, her? I hadn’t until this article showed up on my Facebook feed one day. The title immediate drew me in. Would I relate? Probably. As a stay-at-home mom, I often wonder if people know what I am really going through. Do these people get how the tears can flow or how loud the laughter can get? Am I alone in all of this? No. But it feels that way sometimes. This is my reason for this blog. This is my reason for why I signed up to run my own business. It means a lot seeing this from someone else’s perspective because it is proof I am not alone in my thoughts. It is proof that, at least one other (and seriously, probably thousands of other) people feel/felt the same exact way I did/do as a stay-at-home parent. And for good or bad, I feel really comforted in knowing that.
This article perfectly sums up how I felt, sometimes how I currently feel, and I know how I will feel at various points in the future. However, #5 is it – quoted below. It is perfectly worded in a way I couldn’t come up with, but after reading it I recognized immediately that it was indeed how I felt a year ago when I decided to start my own business. Finding self-worth in something outside of the home. Yes. I missed being seen. Yes. I knew I needed to make “me” time. Yes. And it was not what I did before having my kiddo! No! Please check out this article! The link is below. And if you read only a part, here is the most important point to me:
“5. You need to find self-worth in something other than your children in order to stay sane. You’ll start to miss being seen. No one sees what I’m doing all day, it really doesn’t matter what I do. These thoughts may make their way into your brain and you don’t want them there. Find a hobby you can do within the walls of your home and make time for it. Make time for you. It may not be what you used to do before kids, but you need something.”