I’m not sure if anyone else suffered from an invisible mental barrier like I do when it comes to starting a new project. I am at a point in my life where I feel like I need a change in career, I am about to have my second child and I want to make a better life for myself and my family.
One thing that I do have in the bag though is self-belief. I have felt under appreciated for a long time in my current career and there is a part of me that knows I can do and deserve to do better. Well, I’m not going to sit around and wait for that “better” to find me, I’m going to go out there and get it! Watch out world!
If you are having a down day today, please feel better about yourself; no matter how much you feel you are down-trodden or under appreciated, remember to love yourself and believe in yourself.
Here is a quote from Michelangelo to get you motivated and dreaming big.
“The greatest danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim to high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark”
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Mother’s day has always been a very special day for me. I knew my mother would get some love and appreciation for being the wonderful person that she is and that was something to look forward to. Don’t get me wrong, I’d like to think that my mother feels loved and appreciated all year round, but mother’s day is when we can actually stop and enjoy the moment.
I became a mother in April 2015 so I have enjoyed one mother’s day with my amazing Son. It felt strange having the limelight of the day shifting onto me. I’m now heavily pregnant and it is entirely possible that I may end up having the gift of another child this year.
What is important to me is that my mother and mother-in-law both feel love and affection as well. I simply could not enjoy the day if I felt like they didn’t get their appreciation. I am looking forward to a special day with my son though, after all next year he will be sharing the day with his sibling… possibly this year too.
The best way to get around this feeling of having to split the time between all of us amazing females is to get thoughtful gifts. Some of the most thoughtful gifts need not be the most expensive either. I often find that I spend less when being thoughtful. I don’t do it to be a penny pincher but it benefits both the recipient and my pocket so win-win. Also, I don’t mind going over budget on people when I think I’ve found a gift that’s right for them.
One year I bought my mother some silicone kitchen utensils. She was absolutely made up with them as she didn’t know you could get a mixing spoon in silicone. My mother hates touching wet wood and so her wooden mixing spoon was something she hated using in the kitchen. I gave her a wood free cooking experience that year and she was positively made up with happiness, even though it might seem strange as a gift idea.
My mother may read this post so I don’t want her to get an idea of what I’ve got her this year, but I’d like to think that she will see I’ve been thoughtful and that I love her very much.
I’m grateful for the time I get to spend with my mother all year round. I have friends who don’t have that privilege so it is important to me that I make the most of what I have and be grateful.
Happy Mother’s day 2017