So you’re a mom and you put your life completely on hold because you have a child. You have dreams that you want to pursue. Places that you want to see. Businesses that you want to start. But you’re a mom and this just isn’t the right time.

You say to yourself, “Well I will focus on me once the kids go off to college.” Or, “Right now my only concern is putting my energy into making sure my family is good.” I commend you for being so honorable. But ask yourself: are you happy?

As a mom, I have battled so much with myself. Do I just work a regular 9-to-5 until my daughter gets bigger and then go pursue my dream? Do I put my passion for helping moms get healthy to the side until a better time? Do I just ignore this fire inside of me for another 13 years?

I meet so many moms who suffer from depression. I’m not a psychologist or anything but I believe that some of the depression could be from dreams that have been repressed. Being a mom is the hardest and most rewarding job you will ever have. But does everything else have to fall to the waistline in order to get that job done?

As moms, we want the best for our kids. Personally, I always tell Nia (my daughter), that she can be anything that she wants to be when she grows up. I have been instilling in her that God has a purpose for her life and it is up to her to discover what her special assignment is on this earth.

Our kids look at us. We can say anything to them but action is the best teacher. If you truly want your child to believe that they can achieve anything, then why don’t you put the work in to achieve your dreams?

If you feel like the Universe, God or whatever higher power you serve is calling you to do something, come up with a plan to get it done. What is something that you can do today that will put you on the path to manifesting that dream? Anything is achievable when you break it down into smaller steps. And no matter how the small the step, it’s a step on your journey so surrender to the process.

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