I remember being asked hundreds of times: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
For the longest time, I thought I wanted to be a teacher. There was really nothing else I could have imagined myself doing. I think I had this mentality because I had some really good teachers in elementary school. They helped form my perspective on being around lots of kids and how to treat them. I loved “playing school” with my friends and “teaching the kids” 🙂
As time passed, and I babysat some, I knew that I was probably not cut out to be a teacher, haha. I knew that I wanted to interact with people in my profession, though. I decided to study communications in college. This did focus on communicating with others and different situations of communications, but not so much on kids.
Though I was certain I didn’t want to be a teacher, I knew I wanted to be mom one day. Because my parents had quite a hard time having kids, I always worried I might not be able to have kids. I kind of had the mentality of not being sure if I could do it.
I worked and then decided I didn’t really have a passion to do anything besides helping people and being a mom. That’s what I wanted to do.
Then, it happened. I became pregnant. There were a few hurdles, but the second I was pregnant, I definitely had that I’m going to be a mom feeling.
We had quite a devastating time before we actually had our kids at home with us.
We finally brought not one, but two kids home.
Then, it wasn’t a matter of being a mom, it was a matter of can I do this? Not only can I do this, but can I double do this?
The questions had to stop. They had to stop around me and they had to stop in my mind. My mentality not only had to change, but it had to become confidant and secure in who I was and what I was doing. It’s not real until it happens.
I know now that my only purpose isn’t to just be a mom, but many things. All which I have to learn to balance. I do know that being a good mom is one of my very top priorities. Sometimes I think to myself how weird it is that I actually have two two-and-a-half-year-olds. I’m not asking myself can I do this? I’m telling myself I’m doing this and I only have one shot to get it right.
My kids changed my way of thinking and my way of doing. They changed my confidence level on my capability to do the things I want to do.
What got me thinking about how my kids have changed me is Disney’s new movie, Delivery Man.
The lead actor in the movie, Vince Vaughn, has 533 kids. That, I can’t imagine. He works with it, though. It’s an unexpected discovery that unfolds for him, which makes for a heartwarming story to find his long lost children and his true self.
You can bring home this hilarious and heartfelt ‘Special Delivery’ on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD 3/25/2014!
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