Things have been a little quiet around here lately. Maybe you noticed. Maybe you’re wondering why things changed. Well…
I had a baby! Five months ago!
I know, right?
So, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my life since his arrival.
In some ways things are so incredibly different, and in some ways things are very much the same. I haven’t slept through the night in months. I don’t expect that I will sleep through the night again for many years. I choose my clothes carefully with regard to easy feeding access. I’m concerned about every little thing about this little dude. I still do basically the same activities in a day. Now I just have a little man to do them with!
But mostly my perspective on life has changed so drastically. I want to live a more authentic, full life. Everything I do is now an example for my little boy to learn from. That is some serious pressure.
While my concept of “the ideal me” has changed, the purpose is still the same. Taking the time to learn about myself and what I really value. Committing to create the life that I dream of living. Being honest with myself about my flaws and short comings. Actually giving myself credit for my strengths and accomplishments. Working to get over my perfectionism. Hopefully I can make my life better for myself and my family.