Moms. We've got the best job in the world.
So why don't we always feel that way about it?
Children are incredible aren't they? Miniature versions of the best and worst parts of you and your family, rolled up into an untamable energy ball, always ready with a bear hug and waiting for a snack. They are a dichotomy of emotions both precious and torturous, and being their mom is hands down the best job in the world.
But becoming their mom is a little like taking a moltov cocktail to your identity. It rocks your world and can bring you to my knees, totally, utterly, and entirely challenging everything you thought you knew about yourself.
It's what happened to me.
Coupled with the anxiety and depression that I was prone to suffering, when I became a mom, I experienced a major identity crisis. For years, I tried to straddle the road between stay-at-home-mom and professional career woman (or at least some "important contributor to society") and I didn't know what side of the road I wanted to be. Practicing law? Playing with my kids? Contributing ideas at meetings? Heading up school fundraisers? Driving car pool? I still don't know what lane I want to be in.
I have an extremely supportive and understanding husband, but yet I still struggled with constant overwhelm and daily chaos, chasing kids and achievements and wondering why I always felt so damn tired all. the. time. I would get really excited about a new goal or habit or hobby but quit after only a few days. I wanted "it all" but didn't know how to get it. Or anything that even came close.
Hi, I'm Renata. After more than five years of living in the thick of #momlife, with three kids age five and under, I've learned a big secret. Maybe THE secret. We already have "it all." And you don't have to stay in the lane you've chosen.
You have it all. You've always had it all. The strength, the energy, the motivation, the confidence, the creativity, the love... it's all inside of you, right now. Your light shines, mama, I promise, it just may need to be turned up a little bit.
Being a mom was overwhelming for me but, with a few changes to my routine and a shift in mindset, it has become so very fulfilling and enjoyable. Now, to be clear, this is a journey, not a quick trip or even a final destination, so it requires daily work. But it's not about being perfect or achieving some final goal, it's about creating a life for yourself that feels good and embodies the things that you want. One step at a time.
And the best part is, mama, it is SO WORTH IT! YOU are worth it. Say it with me: I AM WORTH IT.
Motherhood doesn't have to be overwhelming. I can help. I want to inspire you to take action in your life to achieve the things you want for yourself; to brighten that light inside of you again. Let me help you brighten your light. Let me help you get renewed.