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  • Writer's pictureBecky Swanson

Working on me...then and now

Updated: Feb 7

I know we all consider ourselves Momma Bears....It's just instinctive. These two are my whole world. Some days I think I'm winning at this whole mom thing and other days I wonder where I went wrong. The struggle of trying to let go of all of my expectations as a mom and parent are sometimes, most times, forward this post from here.

This picture above was taken 4 years ago...bottom picture, 3 weeks ago. A lot has changed about the woman you see in these pictures. I have learned more in the last 4 years than I have in a whole lifetime. These 2 right here...still my world. Not my whole world though. I am so much in between. Reading what I wrote then, I decided to keep it to show just how much I have grown into more of who I really am.

I look at that momma and know she was doing all she could to make everyone around her happy. At that time it was enough for her. Fast forward to today, I am fulfilled by taking care of myself so that I can be there for me and my family. I wasn't taking care of my needs first, that has changed. I have learned that I am fulfilled and happier when I fill my cup first.

Without getting into all of the challenges over the last 4 years, which was enough for a lifetime for me, I know now that I had to go through all of it to be where I am today. I'm at peace, which I practice daily through meditation, movement, salutation to the sun, gratitude. I'm here for it all. Ready to be of service, to learn, to grow and live life to its fullest. xoxo

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