“I Am More Than The Titles I Hold” – I was thinking about this idea and how it has been manifesting in my life and thought it would be something great to talk about here.
I sometimes struggle with titles and roles and still wanting more. Why do we put ourselves inside little boxes and think we have to stay within those walls and not venture far from them?
I am a mom, wife, entrepreneur and so much more. There is a stigma that comes with being all the things or wanting to be all the things. Why? Why can’t I have it all? Why can’t I love being at home with my kids, but also want to grow my business in more ways than I can count?
Why can’t I be an amazing wife AND a rock star (if that was my dream)?
There is a double-edge sword for women today. We are told to be all the things and wear all the hats, but all “those things” and “those hats” need to fit within the walls of women roles. There is so much pressure for women to be all those things. SO. MUCH. PRESSURE. And, to be honest, we put most of that pressure on ourselves. WHY???!!
I love being a mom and a wife. Love it. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. They are my most important roles.
But, I have an extreme passion for this blog and what I do. Sometimes, I find myself thinking, “If I just didn’t have to cook dinner, do laundry, get groceries, help with homework, etc.. If I could put all of those responsibilities away, shut my office door and werk, werk, werk, werk, werk. Some days, that seems heavenly to me. Is that bad? Does that make me a horrible mom? A miserable wife? Not at all!
I have dreams and goals. I write these goals down. I visualize these goals. I work towards these goals. The crazy thing…. some of those goals have nothing to do with being a mom or wife. There’s more to me than being a wife and mom. Again, those are my most cherished and favorite roles, but there is more to me.
The truth is, I was Lindsay before anything else. We are all “just us” before we grow up and accumulate other roles. Guess what? I don’t want to lose Lindsay. I want to continue to change and evolve and cultivate a life that I am proud of. For me. So that I am proud. Just me.
There is room for all of it. There is room for all the roles, all the titles and everything in between. We are capable of having it all and we are able to be good at it all. It will never be balanced, but balance isn’t the goal. Creating a life you are proud of is the goal. I don’t want to color within the lines. I don’t want to play by the rules, and I don’t want to fit in the mold. I know I am more than the titles I hold and I am just scraping the surface.
Stop apologizing for wanting more. Stop over-analyzing your dreams and goals. Stop second-guessing your thoughts because someone else said it isn’t possible. It is possible. If you want it, if you can dream it, it is there for you to take.
Happy Friday! Make it amazing!
PIN THIS POST!
If you liked this “I Am More Than The Titles I Hold” post, you will also enjoy these posts: