I was at the WOW Summit in Orlando this weekend and there was a great speaker, Suzy Stauffer, that spoke about finding the woman inside the Mom that you are.
It really hit home for me. It hit me hard !! Like tears and all ....
There are days where I embrace being a Mom. Tons and tons of days.
But occasionally, I want to be selfish and be me, whoever that is.
A runner, a wife, a friend ...
Out of my comfy clothes and yoga pants. To wear a sexy dress and heels and make-up.
Maybe not go out in the mini-van that screams " I'M A MOM".
Listening to Suzy speak made me realize that when others look at me,
they see what I see ...
A mom to 3 boys who lives and breathes for nothing but home and family.
I began running for me. Not for anyone else.....
I feel free when I run. I feel like I have my own identity. I love hearing my family say that I have inspired them to get active. I need to do more things like this.
Sometimes I'm afraid. I'm afraid to try new things, to focus on me. What if my kids need me when I'm out being "Tara" instead of home being "Mom". It's not out of the realm of possibility and happens quite often.
While there is nothing I want more than in 5, 10, 15 years, for my boys to still want to hug me (or be seen in public with me).. To have their Dad by my side..
I still need to remember that before I was a Mom, before I was a Wife, I was a Woman, and she is important !!!