It’s true. Since becoming a mum I’ve handled situations and events that I would have never even thought possible in my carefree pre-kids life. I’ve done things and gone places that only another mother could possibly understand. (You know what I mean. Sleep deprived Mummy somehow manages to sort out massive preschooler fist debate , with one hand on a poohy baby bottom and the other on the phone calmly telling the 3rd telemarketer for the day that their un-solicitored call is not very welcome right now.) So you see you simply cannot frighten me off – I’m battle worn, muscled up and ready for anything ……… well almost. There are a couple of things that still make me catch up breath and bring a frightened stare to my face.
Pushing myself outside of my comfort zone scares me and this weekend it’s in for some s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g. Attending the Kids Business Blogger Brunch and Nuffnangs Blogopolis has the sides of my comfort zone shaking already. Will my lovely blogger friends like me when they meet me in real life!! Oh so high school of me – but take the girl out of her comfort zone and that is pretty much where you find her. Back at self-doubt central. Just as well I know the secret ‘most of us are like the rest of us’. If I’m feeling this way then more than likely many others are too. (Leave me a comment below if you’re coming too so we can make plans to meet face-to-face.)
Teenagers scare me. Or more particularly the year 2017 when my first teenager emerges from her childhood cocoon and turns 13. Will I be able to cope with three young women all striking out on their journey to independence? When I see teenage girls down the street ‘strutting their stuff’ in their jeggings, with their mobile phones attached to their thumbs I go straight into denial. Nop it is just not happening at our house! I guess I can be thankful I still have six years to adjust to the idea!
Being to consumed by life to enjoy it scares me too. I’m an introvert by nature. I love to have huge blocks of time to read, write and contemplate life. It energizes me and brings a feeling of balance to my life. But, as a mummy and a part-time social welfare work, I no longer get the absolute luxury of time to myself. There is always something that needs doing or someone who needs my attention. This blog is what I eek out for myself – my own little reflection pond of life. It frightens me to think how quickly life passes me by when I don’t reflect and mull over things.
What about you? Have you achieved something fantastic since becoming a mummy that you never thought you could have before you had kids? I’d love to hear what it is. Or do you still have some secret fears like me? I noticed a little card at work yesterday that said “you can’t scare me – I have children”. Brilliant. I think it’s going to become my new motto in life.