I had a girl’s night out the other night. These nights are so fun, particularly with the right group of women. After going round robin and catching up with everyone, their families etc, I got into an in-depth conversation with one of these lovely women. She is, like so many, struggling to find herself amongst raising a young family. She needs more than just being a mom. Everything she said, I understood, everything she felt, I have felt. By the end of the conversation we were finishing each other’s sentences. I told her how raising my daughter was one of the best and most challenging times in my life. I needed more as well so I’m working on building my own little side endeavor.
After commiserating for a while I told her that instead of looking at this time as difficult, look at it as a transition to grow into an incredible opportunity of your choosing. This same philosophy is true of any challenging time in our lives. Embrace the situation for what it can be, not what it isn’t.
If you feel the same, share how you are finding your way.