#276. CELEBRATING THE NEW ‘ME’

What’s that one thing that takes a backstage when you become a mom? Any guesses? We often forget celebrating us!

Tell me, how often have you cooked your favourite food over your loved ones’? How often have you watched your favourite programme in the television over theirs? But, the beauty of the whole act is that you do it willingly without battling an eyelid. Well, you are not alone there. Been there, done that!

As a woman, our interests and priorities are often swept off under the rug, mostly by ourselves.

Women are natural caregivers. So, prioritising people in our lives- be it our parents, in-laws, better-half or children, the care flows freely from within us. So, our personal wishes take a beating there.

Till the time our kids are behind us and when we are needed during almost every waking minute of theirs, we would never know what’s it to spend time on self. But, over the period of time, when the kids grow up, have the friends of their own and we are no longer their centre of gravity, that’s when we would start feeling lost, as if our life has lost all its purpose.

I have been that quantessiential Indian woman leaving behind a flourishing career to take care of my little one and looking back, there is never a moment I regret taking that decision. At that time, it was the right decision to make.

I had happily fallen into the routine of packing breakfast and lunch for the husband, playing the role of a perfect daughter-in-law, taking care of the household chores, being there for my kid even before she could think of calling my name! To the person who wants perfection in everything, I could say I did a reasonably good job there.

Many years passed, I had happily settled myself into that perfect routine. Then the COVID struck!

It was the time for me to retrospect and I found that I could do more. I found out that I could take time for myself, without feeling guilty. I surprised myself by writing and drawing. I consider this lockdown time to be a boon offered to me by the Universe at the right moment.

If I had thought I was happy before, I could most definitely say that I am the happiest now!

This blog is for celebrating the “NEW ME”, who is by far the best version of myself! Why wait for someone to celebrate us, let’s start the music and dance away to glory!

My dear mommies, do spend time on self. Work on rediscovering and polishing yourself. Sometimes it is okay to be selfish!

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This post is written in response to

For Stream of Consciousness Saturday – October 24th
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “starts with ‘m’.” Use any word that begins with the letter “m” as the subject or theme for your post.

Published by Ramya Vivek

Formerly a Software professional, I have been a homemaker for a while. My life revolves around my two daughters. Having started writing only recently, I just discovered what I have been missing all along in my otherwise almost-perfect life. I want to create postive content inspiring minds across all age groups.

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