If you've spent any time in my blogroll, then I am sure you've met Jenny from Absolutely Bananas. If not, I hope this will make you a huge fan.
Last month Jenny wrote this post, about one of those moments when you suddenly have a moment of crystal clarity.
Like many other moms I know, I forget to take care of me. I put myself aside when I'm sick, I don't eat as healthy as I should, and I worry about everything and everyone else and very rarely have made taking care of ME the way I take care of everyone else a priority.
Here's an excerpt from Jenny's post. It made me realize that I am not alone in this:
Independence is glorious. Until it isn't... until I realize that I'm almost 30 years old with not-so-great eating habits and not enough exercise and what about my DREAMS? There are so many things wrong with me that I don't know where to begin.So Jenny, Thank you for helping me not feel so alone and thank you for helping me wake up.
So I get mad. At my body. At my lack of willpower. Why can't I just get to the gym every day? Why do I always have to take the 3rd cookie? Why can't I just follow through on all those things I plan to do? WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?! I'm so mad I feel like slapping myself.
My mother would be horrified.
This isn't how she wants her child treated. This goes against all the nurturing and caring and loving that she put so much energy into.
I orphaned little Jenny.
Poor little Jenny.
I hope you'll head over and congratulate Jenny and hopefully, like me, walk away with a renewed vow to treat yourself as good as you deserve.
Now head over to Petroville or Suburban Turmoil to read more perfect posts!