QOTD: Happiness is My Birthright.

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From “The Universe Has Your Back” by Gabrielle Bernstein

I’m not unhappy, per say, but I seek a sense of fulfillment that I neither possess, nor have tended to, for a very long time.

My sense of joy no longer comes from within myself. I find happiness in being a supermom, maintaining a clean and organized home, and providing my kids with an enriching childhood. I take delight in supporting my family, witnessing their successes, and encouraging them to pursue their dreams. That’s what moms do, right?

But why do we stop fueling who we are outside of our mommy roles? We are still unique individuals entitled to goals and desires, right? And I mean more than treating ourselves to an occasional girls night out, or splurging on a cut and color. Real dreams and aspirations as a full, whole person. Adult goals. Exploring our own interests and passions and finding our spark. Mommyhood is amazing, and adds incredible joy and fulfillment, yes, but letting it replace growth as an individual is a mistake.

I know because I did just that. And I need to do some serious work to undo it. For me, 2019 is about rediscovering what makes me happy, from within.  Finding my true purpose, fulfillment, and happiness. That is my birthright.

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I'm a mom, a wife, and ... wait, wasn't there more? I can't remember! This is me figuring that out!!!

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