Monday, August 19, 2013

The Challenges of a New Mom, Let Your Dreams Change

I have always wanted to be a mother. In fact I was born with a mothering type of personality. Mr. Rogue and I had such a hard time having our first child and I became so wrapped up in getting pregnant and making it successfully to delivery I didn’t really visualize becoming an actual mom. It was so amazingly mind blowing to be handed my son for the first time. I was more happy in that moment than I have ever been. But, now you know I am a mom. And my priorities and focus of my happiness have shifted in ways that I could have never imagined.

So as I figure out this whole mom thing, and this whole ‘my son is now the center of my universe’ shift I have found that I have had to redefine some of what makes me happy. And then I came across this quote and it smacked me across the forehead with its awesomeness.

“To remember who you are you need to forget who they told you to be. Life slips by quickly when you sacrifice your current happiness for imagined future happiness for an extended amount of time. People tell you to do what you love. That’s not an expression, it’s a philosophy. Switch your dreams to something that makes you happy right now, not hopefully happy later.”

Although I try to live a life where I am always striving for my dreams I sometimes lose focus about what makes me happy. Happiness can be a very elusive thing if you are not careful. Many times I do what I have to do, or what I think I should do, and those things are important. But sometimes too I get in a rut and I continue to show up for things out of habit or obligation or a million different reasons that used to make me happy but no longer do.

Change is difficult but it is also an oh so necessary part of life.

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