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Do you ever crawl into bed at night and just start thinking about everything you’ve done in a day and everything you have left to do for tomorrow? I feel like this is a nightly occurrence for me. It’s not that I’m ruminating and worrying about the things that haven’t gotten done, but I’m just preparing myself for what’s ahead, if that makes sense.
One thing I do each and every night before I go to bed (besides scroll through Instagram and watch a few Instagram stories of course) is to reflect on my day. Just as I’m closing my eyes to fall asleep, I’m thinking about how the day went, the things that I’ve gotten done and then what I have left to get done. It’s not that I’m ruminating and worrying about the tasks that I’ve left uncompleted, but sometimes I do tend to worry about the things that I’ve said or not said or the things that I could’ve done better. I think that’s one thing us mom’s have in common—we worry we’re not doing enough for our kids, we worry we yelled or we’re worried we didn’t say I love you enough times or give enough hugs. It reminds me of the quote I heard once that goes something like “Behind every good kid is a mom who thinks she’s doing it all wrong.” Have you heard that one before? It’s really stuck with me through the years.
You know what, though? I am a good mom. And if I feel I fall short on any given day, there’s always tomorrow.
Because really, when I reflect on the things that I’ve done in my 28 years of life thus far, I’ve done so many things that I’m so incredibly proud of. And even in the last year I can probably list off a dozen or more things that I’ve accomplished that I’m proud of as well.
I guess what I’m trying to say is, it’s okay to be your own hero.
Reasons I’m My Own Hero:
1. I’m a pretty darn good mom to two beautiful little girls.
2. I finished 2 Whole30s in the past year and they’ve changed my outlook on food in a positive way.
3. I’ve worked out regularly since the first week of January this year!
4. I graduated nursing school when Alea was 3 and have been working my dream job as a registered nurse ever since.
5. I help patients everyday with various health concerns, answer their questions to the best of my ability, and I try my best to support them wherever they’re at in their current state of health.
6. I meal prep for myself and my family every weekend to save us time and money during the week.
7. We sold our first home and purchased our current home.
8. We moved from MN to WI (and then moved 3 times in WI before we got settled).
9. I battled secondary infertility, was diagnosed with endometriosis and showed that diagnosis who’s boss after getting pregnant with Mckenna!
10. I breastfed both my girls until they were almost 1 year old. (They both weaned themselves a few weeks before their first birthdays).
11. I work my butt off to provide for my family.
12. Sometimes I even have all of the laundry folded and put away on Sunday evening… sometimes.
I’m sure there’s many more, but these are the big ones for me. The ones that are at the forefront of my mind and that I remind myself of most often. Because, there’s going to be bad days. It’s impossible to have all of these life changing moments and big accomplishments every single day. That’s what makes them so special.
This is why I’m SO excited about The Strength Has No Gender™ campaign by Brawny®! This campaign aims to showcase all of the phenomenal, everyday women across the country that show-up, inspire, and do their best every single day. A SHEro is someone that all of us women strive to be every single day. Doesn’t that just make your heart happy? I know it does mine!
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Who is YOUR SHEro?