I've been guilty of giving in to doubt and fears. I start to think negative destructive thoughts. Sometimes I would think to myself. "I'm never going to make it". Sometimes single parenting was so overwhelming. I remember Cousin Donna saying to me one night, "I just can't let myself go there." Giving fear a foot-hold was too dangerous for me. I decided I would not go there either. Sometimes it is as simple as mind over matter. Choosing to believe I am going to be okay. I am going to make it....no matter what. I'm Possible.
I was in a group where a mom was telling us how hard it was to let go of being so clean all the time. She says she can't relax until everything is done and she knows the kids pay a price for that. She of course let us know that her house was so clean you could eat off the floor. I chided in saying, "yeah, mine too because there is food on it". I am the first to admit I am a recovering messy. My friend Jennifer says her biggest struggle is mom guilt. If she is working she feels guilty for being gone, if she is home she feels guilty for not making money for her family. Same with cleaning, I feel guilty if my house is a mess. I feel guilty when I'm hanging out with the kids because I "should" be home cleaning. If there is any thing we can let go of maybe, just maybe it's the "mom guilt". You do enough. In the end what are the kids going to remember?
Imagine, people inspired by you simply being you. You are enough. Some days the overwhelm wants to take over and send us into despair but remember you make a difference. You are enough. Choose to believe it. You are going to make it and you can do more than survive. You can thrive. Remember what you love.
Author, Life Coach, Seattle traffic reporter but most of all MOM!
Laurie is a single mom, whose hopes and dreams helped her survive the tough times. Her dreams are manifesting with the release of a new book Did Not See That Coming and a radio show Coffee with the Coaches.