I’ve struggled since the beginning of 2018 to write a post on my blog. I felt I’ve lacked direction and purpose. Well, today I write this post because my vision is clear and I know exactly what I want from my life and this blog.
When I ventured out of my comfort zone and started this blog, I wanted to journal motherhood; my story of motherhood; the ups and downs, the fun adventures, the tough times. I wanted to write to myself that it’s okay to not be the perfect mom. To give myself a break and not be so tough when I didn’t feel like cooking dinner. To not blame myself when the kids had a bad day at school. To excuse myself for not cleaning the house because I just wanted to relax after working all day. I wanted to break the perfectionist image we moms compare ourselves to.
In the last few weeks I’ve gotten insight into what else I want from this blog. I want UnPerfecting Motherhood to be a movement. I want moms to know we are a community. We are a group of women who have a voice. We aren’t perfect and we don’t have to be. It’s less about comparing ourselves to the fictitious portrayal of the perfect mother on television and more about loving our children unconditionally and parenting in a style that works best for us. It’s okay to not have it all figured out and change things as you go. It’s fine to read a parenting book; just know what worked for that person may or may not work for you. One thing I do know; prayer works. I don’t want to sound cliche, but prayer really does change things. This blog came about after praying. Encouragement comes from praying. Patience comes from praying. It’s worth a shot. What do you have to lose?
My post today entitled, “Passion to Purpose”, simply reminded me that my passion for encouraging women and moms has been elevated to my purpose. I want women to encourage one another and stop being judgmental. I want us to be loyal friends. I want moms to ask for help and know that someone is there to support them. I want us to believe in each other. I want us to value ourselves and our importance to our families. I want our community to be our village, so I am purposefully using by voice to help. That’s all I want to do; help. To help someone not be so stressed with the responsibilities of motherhood. To help someone know it’s normal to feel overburdened with life and want to escape. To help someone know that although you feel the need to be perfect, you don’t have to be and no one really expects it of you.
Just be you! I plan on carrying out my passion and purpose.
“The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out” (Proverbs 20:5, NIV)