What I know for sure is that being home with my daughter has allowed me time to reflect. My mom was a homemaker for several years. Other years, she ran an in-home day care. Nowadays, she takes care of the elderly and disabled. She is a kind, giving person. If asked, her accomplishment in life was raising children to the best of her ability.
During my teenage and college years, I couldn’t relate to my mom’s life choices. I often wondered why she didn’t have a “career job.” I judged her for staying home. I thought of the ease in life I was denied, because I didn’t come from a two income household.
Fast forward a decade and I am my mom. I have become more family orientated. I have become more domestic. I embrace inner beauty and natural beauty more than ever. I consciously try to grow into a more considerate and responsible person. I don’t wear makeup regularly. I enjoy the challenge of looking myself in the mirror each day and finding things to love. I shop at local farms and prefer home cooked meals. And, lastly, I enjoy walking and spending time outdoors. All this I learned from my mother, forgot over time, and then rediscovered as an adult.
What do you think?
Which of your personality traits come from your mom?
This is a glimpse of my life as a new mom and writer.