My household is at the end of five weeks of intense travel and schedule disruption along with illness. As someone who prides herself on being able to function with little sleep, I’ve really been tested the past couple of weeks. And really, there is no shame in being human.
So often mothers are expected to be super human. The amount of pressure that is placed on us is not realistic. Others will say that we are strong and powerful. However, having to be “powerful” in order to survive a culture that doesn’t value any of the other ways we are powerful is lip service at its finest.
I write everyday because it allows me to voice what is at the surface. Once that is out of my head, I can dig in another layer deeper. My daily writing practice has been my greatest exploration of self and humanity. Sign up here to receive these thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.