Mommy On The Run
We recently brought in a new year, and with that comes a lot of change. Every year the hustle picks up the pace: schedules get a little crazier, kids get a little moodier, money gets a little tighter. It seems like the more time passes the more obligations that spring up. Sometimes a Mommy just wants to run away.
I’ve been struggling with feeling like all of the responsibilities that I have are getting in the way of each other AND me. How can I be a good mother managing my kids’ needs and schedules, keep a clean house, perform at my job, chase my dreams and self care? It’s a tall order, y’all. I’m wondering if it can be done, and more importantly, should it be done?
Should I really be expecting all this of myself? Is the desire to be a perfect mom/wife/me even a realistic one to have? Is it wrong that at least once a week I want to run away? More and more I’m thinking, maybe... not.
Dont get me wrong, I’m gonna keep trying my hardest to get this thing right. But I also have to give myself a little room to breathe. Slow it down a little and let some stuff go. Maybe that means letting the toys pile up for a couple of days. Maybe that means missing a couple of art classes or not selling Girl Scout cookies this year. And maybe that means running away for a girls trip with my fellow runaway mommies every now and then. Because there’s nothing wrong with setting some stuff down. And every now and then, it might even be okay - scratch that, good - to run away.
So there you have it. I am officially a Mommy on the run. I’ll always find my way home of course, but be advised: this Mommy is reclaiming her time. And she is encouraging you to do the same.
Stay fabulous, lovelies!