I have talked about it before, how being a mom was never in my life plan.
I thought I would live my gypsy ways forever and spend my life traveling and drinking coronas by the coast. However, God’s plan was much different and the night I met my husband I knew those plans were drastically going to change. He is the kind of guy you meet and it’s like a slow motion romcom. Once he was in the picture I wanted marriage, houses, babies, the whole shebang.
Two lines times two and I’m still wondering what is going on.
When you get pregnant people tell you that you will feel whole. You will look at that sweet face and it will all make sense. It did, to an extent. I knew from the second Noelle was born that I was going to love being a mom. The feeling you get when you meet your babies for the first time is the greatest feeling in the world. However, I don’t think to become a mom completed me and that’s the issue. We are told over and over again that motherhood is our calling and it is, but don’t you want and deserve some more?
Before the hate mail filters in let me explain.
I believe you have all sorts of seasons in your life. Seasons where you are carefree. Seasons where you are just trying to stay afloat between kids, school, soccer, dance, work, and so on. Seasons where you are searching to fill a void. All sorts of things. This current season of my life is being a mom and I love it. I love the complete madness of it all and I’m positive when I look back at my life this will be my favorite season of all. What I’m saying is that that season does not and most likely will not make you feel complete. Day in and day out I field emails from moms who don’t have it all together. Maybe because this site is a safe haven for them or maybe it’s because I’m such a trainwreck they know they can come to me. Whatever the reason the thing I see the most is moms feeling lost.
Motherhood takes over the person you once were and it’s not an easy transition.
The other day I was driving in the car and it just kind of clicked. Being a mom is a gift and I’m thankful for it every single day but it is not the only thing that makes me, me. For awhile I’ve felt kind of lost like I was mourning the person I used to be. The carefree girl who would spend nights dancing barefoot under the moon or could at least stay up past 10 pm. I’ll never go back to the 24-year old I was before kids but I can and I will start to allow myself time for me. For me to find out whatever it is in this season of life that I love to do just for me. Not for my kids or my husband, but little old Brittany.
It’s easy to be trapped in the mundane of it all, making it hard to be grateful for the ride.
I am going to be starting a challenge group June 1st that will run for 30 days. 30 days of getting back you. This may seem like I’m saying motherhood is not enough, but that is not the case at all. However, I know how motherhood can consume and this challenge is simply to help you find time to serve YOU. I believe 100% that you can not serve your family if you are letting your cup run empty. This challenge is to help fill your cup back up so you can continue to be that amazing woman God wants you to be for your family.
30 days. 30 short days is all I’m asking for, to help you remember that you are important. To nourish YOU!
Sign up for our email list and gain access to this challenge. Every day you will get an email with a “challenge” for that day. It won’t be hard and it won’t take us tons of time from your day. However, I urge you to do it. The goal is to remind yourself how important you are and how in order to be the best mom and wife you need to allow yourself that time. You are amazing, you are gorgeous, you are so stinking blessed. Take this time to celebrate that! Share this with your friends, because the best thing you can give them is this gift.
I can’t wait to begin this journey with you all on June 1st. Once you sign up for the emails you will also gain access to a private Facebook group for moms to help you during this challenge and any other challenge life throws at you. You are so loved mama.