This morning before I ran my Mindful Mummies support group, I stopped in at the park and meditated. I felt my body relax as I grounded myself on the earth and soaked in my beautiful surroundings. I felt at peace and I felt free. I noticed that I very, very rarely do this on my own. I love being outside and I take my boys to the park all the time but I never do this just for me!
The topic of today's Mindful Mummies session was self-image and identity changes. As I sat in the park, I reflected back on everything that has changed for me since becoming a mum. Oh so much has changed!
My children have made me a better person. My children have helped me to find who I am really am and what I want my life to look like. They have helped me to put things into perspective and to cherish the small moments. They have taught me to love in a way I never thought was possible. They have taught me to have fun and embrace my inner child. They have taught me the importance of self-care and looking after my health. They have taught me how to be mindful and how to live in the moment. My children have changed me. I have changed me.
I have had to put dreams on hold. Yes. I do miss my alone time and freedom at times. Yes. I do miss being able to shower in peace. Yes. But I wouldn't change any of this for the world. Our lives change so much when we become mamas but I am choosing to embrace this change. Are you??
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