Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Mommy Yard Stick

I recently attend a Self Confidence workshop, conducted by a friend of mine who's "testing out" her skills as a coaching/workshop leader and dreaming of a new career. During the workshop... we discussed how women "judge" each other - mostly mothers - and how detrimental that can be to the individual, to women kind, to ourselves.

The more we talked, the more I realized that I judge MYSELF. That while I'm perfectly happy with the choices I've made for myself, for my family, for my son... I often look at how other women are doing things... and think they are doing them BETTER. Why!?! Why do I do that to myself. I'm perfectly satisfied that I stopped nursing, that I hired a house cleaner, that I spend quality "me" time without my baby, etc., etc., etc. I should NOT feel guilty about any of those things. *I* made those choices... and I feel that they are the right choices for me.

So, I'm making a promise to myself. I vow to ONLY "measure" myself against ME... to not let others "make" me feel guilty for those choices... and to feel confident in the choices that I've made.

7 comments:

Mommy Moreno said...

Cheers to that!

CHarris said...

amen, sista!

Lindsy said...

Here Here!

Brakes and Gas said...

I could not agree more! Thank you for the reminder!

c said...

Pretend I'm hitting the "like" button!

janessa said...

I'll raise my glass to that! Thanks for the reminder!

tracey said...

i completely agree ! well said !