Celebrate your strength and growth

I’ve been telling my therapist how it feels like I have 100 tabs open in my brain at the same time. As a single mom owning my own business, it truly feels like I never have a chance to breathe. Friends have recently been telling me how much of a superwoman I am and I guess I never really acknowledge that about myself because I just have to find a way to figure it out. You truly don’t know how much you’re capable of until you become a mom, and even more so if you become a single mom. And it’s easy when you are in the thick of it all to not celebrate your accomplishments or how far you have come. But today I am doing something that felt impossible yesterday, today I am figuring it all out even though the 100 tabs never seem to close, even when yesterday I didn’t feel like I could keep doing this, even though yesterday I had a lot of doubt.

And that is the beauty of moving forward. We often feel so stuck in our pain, but somehow, we make it through and realize that we are stronger than we thought. We realize that even if we doubted ourselves, we showed up as our best selves and did the best we could and we deserve to be proud of ourselves for that.

I’ve been trying to find more moments to celebrate myself and celebrate even the smallest of wins. I am trying to celebrate just getting through another day of being a single mom. It is not easy at all, but it is worth it in every way. And I feel proud of the mother I continue to strive to be for my daughter. And I hope the same for you. I hope you can celebrate yourself for even the smallest of wins. I hope you can look back on times that you thought you couldn’t get through, but yet you did, and be proud of yourself for that. I hope you can see that you are a super person and that you are juggling all of the things on your plate to the best of your ability. I know that I needed that reminder from someone else to then remind myself that I am truly doing a good job. So this is your reminder. That you are doing a good job. You are showing up. You are doing your best. You may doubt yourself or have fears or feel stuck or ashamed or overwhelmed, but you are here and every day you are learning, growing, developing, and molding into the person you are becoming. And while you’re on that journey, I hope you can praise yourself, give yourself love and compassion, and be proud of all you have gone through and survived and all you have accomplished just today.

 You got out of bed. You tied your shoes. You took a shower. You had a tough conversation. You tackled a fear. You cleaned the house. You ate a meal. You drank water. You laughed. You cried. You told someone you loved them. You left a relationship or situation not good for you. You simply showed up for the day.

No matter how big or how small, you are doing a great job, you are incredible and I am so very proud of you.

Sending hugs


Be Beautifully Simply You