Monday, April 6, 2009

Being an older mom

It is a blessing and a curse being an older mom. It took me a long time to find the right man and I'm very glad I waited. I don't think I was really ready to be a wife or mother before anyway. Now, I have way more patience than I would have in my younger years. I also appreciate and cherish every moment with my daughter because I waited soo long.

Yet...I am becoming aware of some draw backs. I feel the need for more me time. I don't know if this is because I'm older, or I haven't found the right balance or maybe a combination of both. I think this may also be part of the contributing factors of my recent "funk". I really enjoyed Kelly being in school. It gave me a freedom that I didn't even know I was missing. I was able to teach at the local community college and found that I love that. I was able to take time to read, cook, and do things without an audience. Now, with our little guy about to arrive...I realize that is all going to change again. I'm not sure I really want to give up this new found freedom!

Wow...awareness is a beautiful thing. I get to try and do it differently this time. I discussed this with my hubby yesterday and asked for support...Something I'm not accustommed to doing. I need to find a better balance and more regular me time and I will need support to do that. This should be fun!! LOL!!!

And, don't forget to factor in my hormones are changing! LOL!!! Geez...gotta love a challenge.


Nathalie said...

I am totally with you on the need for me time! Every mom needs it! You have to take care of yourself in order to better take care of others!

Naureen said...

You will do a fabulous job Janet, As a young mom I have realized that if you don't take of yourself then you are no good to anyone else. So every now and again stop and smell the roses. I am sure you will do fine.