So tomorrow marks a new year, and while I don’t really “believe” in setting new year’s goals that feel unrealistic, with the calendar shifting, it’s almost internally instinctive to want to change something…and as moms, aren’t we always striving to do something better, be someone better and provide more for our little ones?
So that’s what I want to change.
This year, as we ring in 2015, I want to stop trying to do and be more.
I want to just do, with all my heart as I always have. And just be happy at that.
Content, with me in the moment, whether I am arms deep in dishes with a hyper toddler at my pants, or snuggling and reading books with her on the couch.
My mommy goal is to stop having mommy goals.
I became a mother the minute I felt her little heartbeat in my body, and if there’s anything I know, it’s how to kiss those little fingers, beam at her sweet voice, cry inside at her pain, hug her really good, love her and love her and just love her.
There is no goal in that, it is simply the purest joy, the deepest blessing and almost, like they say in Sanskrit, a dharma to fulfill as the strong women we are, us mommas.
We are phenomenal in our own skin, mommies…let’s aim high in remembering that.
There is no striving to be a better giver if we simply give, there is no attaining to be someone else since our little ones, in their honest to bone nature, bring out our authentic selves, and isn’t that the most amazing place to be?
So the the best mommy goal for the new year in my eyes…
Don’t waste time wracking your brain for one, go have a dance party with your babies and be completely present while twirling around as they giggle instead 🙂