Sleep is at such a premium. I have so much to say but I want to sleep so I have the energy for my daughter tomorrow. I can’t count on naps. I can only count on the long stints at night. And even last night was a new one for us.
Is being a mom enough?
Is being a mom enough for a millennial? The name of the generation is laced with such hope, aspiration, goal-getting, influencing, changing the course of “the old ways” etc etc.
I had a conversation with a good friend of mine and she asked a very familiar question- What’s next for you? What are you working on? I replied: I am momming.
For those who’ve met me passed the age of 22 know me to be very entrepreneurial, very “go out and get yours” very “follow your dreams” very “what’s next for me is (insert new business idea). I’ve trained people to see me this way. I think I can admit that. I’ve been that and worn it like a badge of honor. I thought, “I can hang with the best of them” …”I can make things happen for myself.” I was railing against all things corporate America. I come from a household where corp. Amer. was the standard of success. I wanted nothing to do with it. I had to make things for myself. I chose to be an entrepreneur.
But the truth of the matter is that it’s been a lifelong dream of mine to be home with my children. Everything else was busy work. I love a good passion project but I’ve been training for this “job” since I knew I could have children. I want nothing more than to be there for my children as long as possible. Even homeschooling has crossed my mind. I have a primal desire to provide for my children. To prepare them for life, to keep them safe, to nourish their minds and spirits, to both teach and learn, to keep them under my tutelage until they know who they are and how to operate powerfully in the world. I want a healthy hand in creating my legacy, both in my example, and in my parenting.
So, is being a mom enough?
For me it is.