I have obviously been doing a little soul searching lately. Trying to find the balance between Mom, wife, housekeeper, professor, chef, aunt, daughter and so many other things can become nothing short of overwhelming. Some days it feels like in the process of trying to do everything seamlessly you end up doing everything halfway. I tend to think the thing that never seems to make it to the short lists of "hats to wear" in a given day is SELF. When do we Moms even consider ourselves on that list? Ask any woman about the roles she fulfills in the day. I would venture a guess that not one of them would say ME.
So this has me thinking... shouldn't we as Moms as women take time for ourselves every day. More time than the rushed shower or quick trip to Target when the kids are with hubby. I am talking about something we want to do, for no reason other than we feel like it. Time to read or watch tv or talk on the phone.
Can we do this and get away with it? Can the perfect mom guilt complex be set aside for 15 minutes so I can read a chapter of the book I have been *meaning* to get to? I am going to spend some time trying to think about who I am and what I need to do to feel like me again. I am going to try.