Hands Free Mama
Letting Go...To Grasp What Really Matters
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July 7, 2012 at 7:56 pm
I can definitely appreciate the desire to be more hands-free. I struggle with my daily choices every day, wanting so much to be much more relaxed and care-free with my son, to let life lead us to fun, exploratory lessons. I even chose to change my job, working at night while he is in bed so that I am home with him all day. I am having a tremendously hard time not letting the perfectionist in my head get the better of me, though-keeping activities to as mess-less as possible because I myself never learned to have fun making messes. I am trying to learn for the sake of my beautiful son! Letting wake-up coffee time after only 3 hours of sleep take up too much of our morning is also a struggle! But I do manage to get our day started as early as possible at least twice in the week! I thank you for creating a little more inspiration in my heart, because time with loved ones is the only thing that truly matters, especially when, in my case, you are only one of a few people your child has.
Rachel Macy Stafford says
July 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm
Thank you for sharing, Jessica. The fact that you have made a major life change/sacrifice in order to spend time with your son is remarkable and important. I hope you remind yourself of this daily. I commend you also for trying to let go of the perfectionistic tendencies, which can be difficult to let go. I have found that it gets easier, the more I do.
I wish you continued success in your endeavors to live “Hands Free” — I love that you are taking it moment by moment, one step at a time. Those small steps make a huge difference in the realm of “what really matters.” Thanks for taking a moment of your precious time to share.
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