Starting to realize that life after raising my children is a little tricky. I was that person that knew what I wanted in life and being a mother was at the top of my list. Now, that I am no longer needed as a taxi driver... time is on my side.
I once was asked, " what are you going to do when your girls are grown ?" a little more was added with that question sounding like I was viewed as someone that would have no life after raising my girls. Which, I guess to most I put that picture out there for everyone to see. In the back of my mind, I wanted to raise my children knowing I always would be there.
I always felt like my time would be after they are grown.. and it has. I recently started drinking wine to relax. I started blogging for self fulfillment, since I wanted to be a writer when I was young. My blog helps put the puzzle piece together. Our monthly book club is something that is for me and I am going back to my love of books. My outer self would have been a total book and movie geek and I never lost that, I put it aside for a while. Now, is the time to put all my pieces together and find out what I want out of life or what I can contribute. I will never regret giving 100% to raising my children, it's just when you do that... don't lose who you are. Think about something to laugh about everyday, love hard, and say to yourself....YOU GOT THIS!!!