We want to be good wives, good mothers, good women, good friends, daughters, employees or employers, and good people! The voice inside us striving to be all of this for everyone else, but ourselves.
I just finished an amazing book by Glennon Doyle called UNTAMED. Are we living true to our hearts or have we become smaller, tamer, more timid version of ourselves because of societies expectations? Why do we strive to be so good for everyone else? Sometimes losing ourselves along the way, feeling overwhelmed.
I don't think I've lost myself becoming a wife and a mom. But I have realized I do put everyone else's needs before mine. I think we are programed to think that once you have kids they always come first. We are put on the back burner.
One of my favorite quotes in this book is, "This is a story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. And it is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger, and unleash our instincts so we can become women who can finally look at ourselves and say: There she is!
This book is very empowering.
So much so I took a huge leap for myself and enrolled in a Holistic Health and Nutrition School. I have been looking into this school for years and years. But I never wanted to spend the money. Working full time, teaching yoga and the kids in their nightly activities I have always worried I just won't have the time. Yeah I am still worried about feeling overwhelmed and stressed with the time. But why not enroll now? Why not do something I want to do for myself? I want to teach my kids to go for it! Live without fear. So I did it. I enrolled in Institute for Inegrative Nutrition.
So thank you Glennon for helping me jump at this opportunity!
I highly recommend this book. It has also helped me look at how I parent too. My husband and I do so much for them. They are capable of helping out a lot more than they do. It's a disservice to them. It not only talks about females but there is a chapter on boys too. How being an American boy is a set up. We train boys to be caged too. Parts of them they must hide to fit in as well. It is ok for boys to have a softness, quietness, and kindness too!
I don't want to give everything away about this book but it truly is an amazing read!