Seasons of Life

There are many seasons in life. You start life as an infant, helpless, innocent and dependent on those who love you. As you grow into childhood you try to find your way and assert a small measure of independence. Teenage years are full of moments of uncertainty, often lacking confidence and unsure of your path in life. With adulthood comes complete independence, decision making and responsibility. Senior years often bring us back to our infant state, once again relying on the people who love us to make sure we are cared for.

I guess I would say I’m between adulthood and my senior years. I no longer have the day to day responsibility of raising a child. As a mother though, that responsibility is never fully extinguished. No matter how old I get I will never stop worrying or wanting to care for my daughter. I must remember though, to spend this time caring for my needs after so many years of caring for hers. Now is my time to find things to do that I enjoy and that fill my soul.

As a woman, it’s often hard to remember to take time for myself. Women often take on the role of putting everyone else’s needs ahead of their own. It is essential however, to find ways and time to nurture ourselves so that we can better care for our loved ones around us. If our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual selves are empty, we will not have the necessary reserves to fulfill our mothering role.

Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and enjoy whatever season of life you’re in but remember to spend time on self-care and self-love, filling your tank first so you have the fuel to carry the load of whatever responsibilities you may have or whatever role you play in the lives of the people you hold most dear to your heart!

Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and fully eenjoy enjoy

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