In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
Having my first daughter made me realize how strong I was and having the second baby made me realize how I was too hard on myself. What’s great is both times that my mindset shifted into a place that helped me see more possibilities. Having my first born propelled me into so many situations where being brave was my only option. And having my second made gave me so much more appreciation for my mind and body.
Lately I’ve been making the girls the girls their lunches because it makes me feel good to do it. It does take a pretty big chunk of time that I didn’t have to set aside before, so I do have to adjust my schedule to make sure I’m fitting lunches into my daily schedule. What’s really nice about packing the girl’s lunches is that it feels like my love can extend even further. I laughed thinking about this and thought to myself, “Well, I have the energy for it.” It’s funny because I desired to do things like this and shamed myself into the “I’m too lazy self-talk.” It was all lies. If you would havetold me 4 years ago that today I’d have the energy and not only that but also to joy to be able to laugh at myself, I’d call you a liar.