Living Your Best Life is a story of self-discovery. As moms, we're always someone's someone, giving, loving and nurturing. Stripped from the labels and characters you portray, who are you? Self-doubt reminds us that we aren't enough. That we should be further along in life. That someone else could do a better job raising your kids. So we begin to prove our worth. We are taught early on to please others, to fit in, to not rock the boat or there will be consequences. We're rewarded and applauded for being what others need and disciplined for being what they don't.
We begin to please our parents, our teachers, our boss, our partners and our mother-in-law. Perhaps the accolades gained the attention you craved, so you became an achiever, climbing the corporate ladder, hustling for your worth. You may wonder why you're a people pleaser or perfectionist, trying to create smooth transitions, to steady the waves and control all the pieces.
It's human nature to want to be liked, to want to fit in, to find a place to belong. Eventually, all the distractions in our head trying to direct our steps, push out the only voice that matters, our own. Do you try to meet other's expectations while denying your own longing for authenticity?