8 Mar 2012

Journee: She Rocks

i am so excited to start She Rocks on such a symbolic day as International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate all women.

HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY to all my lovely ladies!!!

and i am more than excited to have Journee kick off the series, her piece is wonderful, NOT TO MISS!!!

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Rediscovering Myself

When TOI first told me about her series "She Rocks" and asked us to write what makes us feel like a women,  I honestly had to pause and think about it.  I was a bit hesitant about even writing something, because I didn't know.  After getting married and having a child I gave up a big part of my life and myself (but it is a sacrifice that I am happy I made) however, this left me in a place where I had to rediscover myself. 

I struggled with it for a while, because the things I used to enjoy I really couldn't do anymore.  I often found myself reminiscing on who I used to be and saying to myself "I remember when I used to read all of the time, but I don't anymore".  Or "Wow!  I really enjoy listening to jazz, but I quit"  Also, the things that used to make me feel womanly didn't make me feel womanly anymore, like wearing a pair of heels.  I don't go anywhere to wear heels.  Most days I'm tending to my baby and my hubby.

So what was I to do?  No offense to my husband or child, but I couldn't let them make me forget about who I was!  I had to understand that IT WAS NOT selfish of me to be more than a wife and a mother.  There was nothing wrong with me pursuing my dreams outside of them.  My dreams are what keep me alive and fresh!

I began dreaming again, like I used to do before I had a family.  I let my mind run wild, and I envision me fulfilling all of my goals.  After a while slowly but surely I began renew myself as a woman.

There are things that I am currently working on, that I want to pursue.  One being a business venture.  I have always wanted to have my own business.  This has been a dream of mine for quite some time.

I have a vision of myself accomplishing many great things in life, and I plan on making it happen.  I have found this is what I need in order for me to be a great wife and mother. 

Oh, and as far as rediscovering myself goes,  I am welcoming that with open arms.  I had to accept that I am a new woman and I need to stop holding on to the old me. I am now at a place where I can start rebuilding myself and develop new interest. I can start new and continue to become the woman that I've always wanted to be.

Thank you TOI for giving me an outlet to express myself! 

Journee

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journee BIO: Journee is a child of God, wife, and a first time mommy. She is a mid-west girl at heart, and rocks her hair natural, and she is taking these task and challenges head on. You can find her blog at Journee Is Unique

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Thank you again Journee for writing this beautiful piece.

Question: Which new interests are you developing?

6 comments:

  1. Happy Women's Day TOI!!! I liked this post from Journee. I think I have been struggling with the 'simple' things of what I used to do before I had a baby. I'm still working on finding the time to incorporate it all but this was definietly a good inspiration!

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  2. @ The Mrs./The Mom Thank you very much!!!

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  3. It is tough to get back to what you used to do, but I think it can be done. Just take it one day at a time and don't put unreal expectations on yourself. ;)
    Great post!

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  4. What a beautiful story and thank you for teh sweet comments! Hope you will join our Thrifters Anonymous group and visit often..thanks again sweetie!

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  5. Nice. I'm still trying to grasp who I am and who I want to be. Thanks for the inspiration.

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