Not a Morning Person? Nah.. Me either!

mental health motherhood Aug 26, 2019

I didn’t set an alarm this morning. It’s not often that I do that. I wasn’t always a morning person, in fact I’m still not.

I love starting my day with strength, motivation, movement and power. This morning I didn’t.

As I slept in, I heard the girls, and instantly was annoyed. Why are they being so loud? Can’t Dennis tell them to be quit? Annoyed. .
Then I did something I try not to ever do. I teach my team the same. I opened up Instagram, and was instantly in a space of unworthiness and comparison. I recognized it, and shut it down.

I went downstairs and was bombarded with kids, asking me to paint nails, to get drinks. Again. In a space of “cant they just wait 2 seconds”? The frustration was mounting as the bickering started.

Then I spilled a bag of frozen blueberries. I complained to Dennis.

I’m not a morning person, that is WHY I actually get up early to have space and time to myself so I’m not in a state of annoyance,...

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Lead the Way

I asked him today..Do you remember when you were 4 and had a major meltdown over a superman shirt and we were almost late for your first day of kindergarten? No.

I asked him..Do you think Aria will remember her meltdowns at this age too? He said No.

Then a Taylor Swift song came on. He asked questions. At age 14 she moved to Nashville to pursue her dream of singing. She went for it despite failure, judgement, and fears, she followed her heart. She had a dream and she went for it. She wanted more, and she went for it.

I then told my son this: 
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All I wish for you is that you are happy, and healthy. Don’t you EVER let anyone tell you that you can’t do something, and if you have a dream, you go for it! You must BELIEVE in yourself. You must follow your heart.
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If there’s ONE conversation he remembers. I hope it was this one. I think at 9, he will.
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The only wish I have for my children is that they simply go after the kind of life that makes them happy. That they are...

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