At the beginning of this year I was struck with the most crippling anxiety at the thought of spending another year in a constant state of stress. At the thought of missing all of those important school moments with my kids, at spending no quality time with them over the holidays. At the thought of being restricted to when I could holiday with them, scared to ask for time off for special events because it was seen as not being committed to my job. I felt anxious at the continued pressure that was being put on my marriage and when I looked at it all I knew I was the only one that could change it. My priorities had to change and although it was a scary step, I knew it had to be done. So, I didn’t just take the step, I leapt with both feet and arms wide open. (Never one to do things by halves!) Adjusting to being a stay at home mum hasn’t been easy - I’ve always worked and I’ve always wanted a career but the difference this change has made is just phenomenal! With 3 1/2 days of this school year left I’m excited for the Summer Hols for the first time in years! No more stressing about finding (and affording) childcare for my 3, lots of quality time and fun planned, just doing what needs to be done - putting me and mine first!
We only get one shot at this thing called life, grab it by the bloody horns, do what makes you happy, what feels right and never, ever let anyone control your happiness - you own that shit!
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