How do you cope with all your roles, but still maintain a sense of individuality? The question came up when my sister returned from her NYC trip where she celebrated her 35th birthday with best friend Nando. I invite you to stop by and visit her blog. She has thought provoking questions that every Mother, every Woman, every Person, asks one time or another.
To answer her question: I'm a 33- year old, Mother of one, Wife of one, Sister of two, the Middle-daughter. So where does that leave ME? Well, I definitely want my daughter to know me not only as her mother but also as a passionate woman, someone who followed her dreams, pursed her ambitions of becoming a Pharmacist despite the obstacles encountered along the way. More importantly I want to be known as a person who is fearless of new challenges and has no regrets.
.....Skydiving, ( would do it a second time, in a heartbeat),
.....Snorkeling in the middle of the Pacific Ocean (challenging as I'm not a swimmer, but I did it),
.....Photography (working on it),
.....Traveling (does living in a new country, Croatia, with hubby and daughter count?)
..... Learning about Motherhood (a continuous lesson).
I won't deny there are struggles, feelings of ineptitude, but all in all, I'm happy. Yes, I could be doing more. But doesn't everybody want more?
And like my sister, I too leave you with this question, "what are you doing to follow your passion?”