Remember Why You Started
This blog post lands on my son’s birthday. He will be 28 this year. How I remember that day.
Days don’t get any more significant.
You could call me a reluctant mother. I was at the height of my career, recently married and having a ball. Then I discovered I was pregnant. Boy was that a shock. Not that I didn’t want to have children, I just wasn’t expecting it to happen so soon.
He was, and still is, a gorgeous boy. But nothing prepares you for the upheaval, the lack of sleep, the feeling that you are ‘it’. I had never really been a responsible adult, but then everything changed.
In an instant.
Something so precious had been given to me and I so wanted to do it right. But there is no right, no perfect, no ideal, just good enough.
That’s what I set out to be, just good enough.
This quote resonates, because he is the reason I started, to put down real roots, to think about someone other than myself, to make plans for the future.