Mom’s are the worst at this. Day by day mom’s slowly wave goodbye to the things that make them happy. Sure their family makes them happy but let’s be honest, their family should not define them, at least not completely.
Children want their parents to be solid, happy, loving and well rounded. Being lost and in a funk (because some of us swallow our personal wants and needs) doesn’t make for an excellent parent or partner for that matter.
About 1.5 years ago I found myself in this situation so I took up pilates and starting writing. These two things add dimension to my life which I’m able to share with my family by feeling more well rounded, more satisfied.
So, what are you doing for you?