Baby D is growing up much faster than I would like her to. Every day, she is showing me something new – whether it’s crossing her arms or singing to Andra Day’s “Rise Up”. Oh, and let’s not forget the fact that she is now trying to climb EV-ER-Y-THING.
The first year of motherhood was by far the most amazing, tumultuous & enlightening experience I’ve ever had.
When I was growing up & envisioning my future, I never thought I’d be a mother at the age of 30…and a single mother at that.
The past year has taught me many things about life, about giving life, about myself. To sum it up, I’m a badass. I still have a way to go, but I feel much stronger than I’ve ever felt in my life. Maybe motherhood was exactly what I needed to launch myself into my purpose, although my exact calling is still to be determined.
As the light at the end of the tunnel gets a little closer & brighter with each day, I reflect on the top lessons I’ve learned since bringing a life into this world.