A Mom is Many Things

“It is not the skills we actually have that determine how we feel but the ones we think we have.”A mom is many things.

To one mom, this phrase overwhelms.  Her many things are an accumulation of the seemingly never-ending daily duties and demands.

To another mom, this phrase encourages. Her many things are an accumulation of the seemingly miraculous things she is able to accomplish in a single day.

In 70 days I’ll be a first time world traveler.

I’ll be in Japan.

Without my husband and five children.

Who has never been away from me for longer than a few hours.

For 10 days–four of them a home-stay with a Japanese family.

If I hadn’t learned to think like more the second mom, my obligation to my many things would have kept me from going to Japan. Instead, I am empowered by my many things to carry out a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, because

a mom is many things.

 

“It is not the skills we actually have that determine how we feel but the ones we think we have.” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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You might also like Elle Luna’s manifesto The Crossroads of Should and Must, which is also a book with the same title.

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