Motherhood isn’t easy. We all go through a season in life when the thing we love get swept aside to love and care on our new born babies. Children depend on us for life it’s self, it’s a job that requires our all. But as they grow and they depend on us less, it free’s us to once again pursue our passions. As mothers, we need that creative outlet.
What creativity means to me
I use to think crafts, glue and messes when I heard the word ‘creative.’ But that isn’t what it really means. So if you feel uninspired to get out the glue and glitter, you’re not alone.
To me, a creative outlet is a way to express myself, share my style and use my talents and abilities in exciting ways. It’s a way to create a possible income doing the thing’s that bring me joy.
My creative outlets include:
- my blog
- my business
- my Instagram account – because photography was always something I loved to do!
I think back to when I didn’t have these outlet’s. I was very uninspired. I wondered what more I could be doing other than changing diapers, folding laundry and washing dishes. I wanted so badly to do more. There was an stirring in my heart that I couldn’t shake.
I thought I should just be happy. Like there was something wrong with me for not feeling complete as a mom.
Then I realized, I lost my purpose. I wasn’t laundry and dishes, I was so much more. God pulled me out of my mama mess and reminded me I was meant for more!
That stirring in my heart was from Him. He told me it wasn’t bad to want more. That there was something in me that needed to be shared with the world.
I didn’t know at the time what that might be, I still feel like I’m figuring it out. But I am working toward something bigger than me and it feels so very good. I’m perfecting my purpose and now that I have something driving me to learn and grow – I am happier and better as a mother! I firmly believe that.
My family comes first. My kids are at the center of every decision we (my husband and I) make. They are my first responsibility and as long as there our priorities stay in line, I know there will be success in all aspects of our lives.
It’s okay to want more. It’s okay to want something to call your own. Perhaps God is stirring something in your heart. And if you don’t know what it is, I encourage you get creative!
Find that joy and excitement that, perhaps, your life has been missing. Let that be your guide.
Keep in mind. the thing’s that use to inspire you might have changed. You are a different woman after taking on the courageous journey of motherhood! You’ve learned, grown and been challenged in way’s that are revealing the woman you are meant to be! As a mother, your passion and purpose could have easily changed over the years. Mine did.
As mother’s we need a creative outlet. We need passion and purpose and it’s okay if you’re not finding that in the daily tasks of being a mom. Our heart’s are full of love and dreams and we need to let those live! Let us pave the way for our children and demonstrate first hand what it’s like to live a creative, passionate and purpose filled!