The moment I became a full-fledged slave to a helpless newborn, I felt alienated by old identity and horrified by my new one. And while it took a few years to really come back around to who I was (and who I wanted to be), I realized those feelings of insecurity and shame were temporary.
Which is exactly what new motherhood is: Temporary.
My 30th birthday was a big turning point for me. From waking up that day to spending the weekend with my very best friends and family, something inside of me was screaming, “You can do whatever the hell you want to do.”
And just like that I quit my sales job, got serious about becoming a respected author and stopped giving a shit about people and things that were making me feel bad. I have never felt more free.
My point is…if you are struggling with your self-esteem right now, know that it does and will get so much better. The early years are the hardest, most delicate time in figuring out who you are, where you belong and what your purpose is. But you will figure it out. And once you do, you will be unstoppable.
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