“Supermom wasn’t a bad job description. The pay was lousy if you were talking about real money. But the payoff was priceless in so many other ways.”
― Roxanne Henke
“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.”
― Emma Goldman
Since early childhood, goals and achievements have kept me moving forward in academia, professional development, and cultural activities. I knew that I was capable of anything. However, I lived life skimming over the present while in fervent preparation for the future.
My understanding of success, and thus motivation for it, drastically changed once I accepted the roles of wife, mother, and graduate student. Notoriety and a 6-figure paycheck no longer fueled my desire to succeed. It’s now my God, my family, myself…and sugar cookies. Lots and lots of sugar cookies
And all of this helps me lead a life where I live for everyday and not just every major milestone.
Becoming a mother definitely helped me come to that conclusion. I’m sure any parent reading this can sympathize with trading all of the fast paced goal-chasing for the simple pleasures of life, like using the bathroom without a tiny chaperone or eating just one cookie without hearing “Gimme some”.
This blog covers the adventures and simple pleasures I relish in as a mommy.