How do you know when you're ready for motherhood? It is certainly a valid question. After all, you can't order a baby, try it out and return it or press a "pause" to wait for a better time to care for the child. In our society, we see plenty of pregnancy announcements, but people often don't talk about what led up to that moment. So, when I asked on Instagram what questions you all had for me about motherhood, maybe I shouldn't have been surprised to get this question from a lot of people. Wondering if I was ready for motherhood was something I thought a lot about in the years leading up to having our son. So, today I'm going to share more about what that looked like for me and how I knew I was ready.
Four years ago, I hiked a super steep trail until we reached the overlook you see above. This photo appeared a couple days ago and I have since been reflecting on the BIG period of growth I faced at that time in my life, and how my perseverance got me through it. I had been … Continue reading Reminder: You’re stronger than you think.
I wanted to slow down because my 2019 life felt so hectic and busy, but not in a good way. Working from home, in addition to other restrictions that the pandemic caused, grounded me and revealed what the heart of my life really entailed. It gave me a fresh perspective and appreciation for the things that really matter. Of course getting pregnant and having my first child changed my perspective even more. Having a baby slows you down in a very unique way! Now as 2021 begins, I am starting the year with this fresh perspective and making a new intention.