My feelings of overwhelm often stem from internal pressures that I’ve put on myself

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I want to have activities planned for my kids every day. I have a hard time just letting them be bored (because then the whining ensues.) I want to limit screen time and make sure they spend enough time outside. Other things on my to-do list include reading Bible stories and to them and keeping the house clean throughout the day. I want to be productive and check things off my to-do list so that I feel like I’m doing enough. Then I have things I can point to and say “look what I got done today.”

https://amindsetongod.wordpress.com/2021/09/26/motherhood-too-much-and-not-enough

It’s important to me to share stories and show others why I am passionate about so many different things while encouraging individuals to do the same

Keywords: community , Family Travel , Fitness , lifestyle , mom blog , momlife , parenting

I don’t cry because of the negative memories, I cry because I WON. I win over and over again every day, and I will never stop. I cry because I supported my children and provided them a life of opportunity, love, and consistency, when I should’ve broke. I cry because I decided to move on and chase my dreams, while remaining hopeful and positive. I also cry because it was worth the pain in order to find my loving fiance’, it was worth ending up in a job that I love to wake up to and it was worth it because I have found my PASSION for life. The passion and purpose was always there, but I just had to figure out where it was inside of me :).

https://livininleggings.com/2021/09/22/not-just-a-mom

I will hit publish before my anxious self can get in the way and put fear in me to either not post or save this as a draft

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I want to push out of my routine and create a new one. A new routine where I write and take photos in addition to working. A new me where if I don’t get my workout in but laughed and played with my family instead I am ok with that. If I want to take some photos the dishes can wait. It’s easy for me to say but harder for me to do as I struggle with OCD and anxiety. I don’t want my children to grow up OCD or anxious like me. I want to encourage my children to grow and explore things and showing them is the best example. My son loves to write and so do I. I am always encouraging him to write but never taking my own advice. So here I am writing.

https://purplemessmom.family.blog/2021/08/06/take-my-own-advice

Broke without a plan at all

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 I have no idea where to start. I really don’t even want to. I don’t have the energy to continue to fight if I were to lose much more.

But I can’t exactly just sit in this same spot for the rest of my life. I just wish I knew how to do this. Any of it. I wish I knew how to pick myself up and be the same person I was before. But I just don’t know how.

What’s to plan? – The Story of Purple Stars (home.blog)

I was so overwhelmed I didn’t know what I was feeling, but I knew that I want these love letters kind of love

Keywords: 80s , effort , letters , longdistance , love , loveletters , parents , relationship

I tried to read but couldn’t because it was in a different language that I don’t know. See how smart my parents are. They knew someday I will, find these letters and try to read them, and that’s why they did not teach me that language.

https://ankitagour.wordpress.com/2020/11/20/love-letters