I am writing this letter to you from your future happy place. It's purpose is encouragement, acknowledgment and hope. I know things seem chaotic and in limbo right now, but trust me, you are almost there.
I know you are feeling overwhelmed sometimes - overwhelmed trying to juggle work and being a mom, overwhelmed cleaning the same messes every single day, overwhelmed trying to find the time every day to get it all done. Speaking from your happy place, trust me, you are almost there.
I know you are feeling hopeless sometimes - hopeless about owning your own home someday, hopeless about keeping up with all the bills, hopeless that you will never ease your four year old's sleep time anxietiesl. Speaking from your happy place, trust me, you are almost there.
I know you are feeling guilty sometimes - guilty leaving the girls with someone else every day when you go to work, guilty for not knowing the other moms at Sports Day, guilty for having to take time off work to be with your sick baby, guilty for wanting some time to yourself. Speaking from your happy place, trust me, you are almost there.
I know you are feeling insecure sometimes - insecure that you do not look as good in skinny jeans anymore, insecure about getting older, insecure that you are not like most of those perfect Instagram moms, insecure about the choices you are making, insecure that he doesn't see you the same anymore. Speaking from your happy place, trust me, you are almost there.
I know you are feeling sad sometimes- sad that you are not asked to go to things as much, sad that a baby's tummy bug means that night out and make up has to be wiped off, sad that your date nights with cocktails are now late nights with Calpol, sad that time together has to be timetabled, sad that you both forget who you were at times. Speaking from your happy place, trust me, you are almost there.
I know how you feel, and I know because I have been there. But, I want to reassure you that you are where you are supposed to be. The organising, the rushing, the tantrums, the doubts - these things are real and these things are hard, but they are all part of your journey to get to where you want to be. I want to assure you that you DO get there - you will have your own home, you will sleep (so will your girls!), you will get on track, you will go on dates again, you will find balance, you will achieve everything you are working for. You will look back on these times as tough, yes, but it is during these sleepless nights, hectic mornings and stressful days, that you will see milestones, you will see firsts, you will laugh, you will play and you will learn. It's now that you are making memories, you are making a family. The best remember-when's are when you are on the way - and speaking from your happy place, you are almost there.
With love from your future self,
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