I was Selfish.
And oblivious to the world around me.
In fact I often think back and wish I could reach through time and smack myself upside the head.
What changed? I became a Mother.
It wasn't overnight and I definitely was not a natural at it.
But having someone else need you so completely, changes you.
Would I have outgrown the pain in the a** I was? Maybe.
Becoming a Mother made sure I did though. I had to think of someone else. This caused me to think of the other people in my community as well.
I now regret every huff under my breath and eye roll made in the direction of an embarrassed mother and tantrum throwing child.
I have definitely grown and still have a long way to go.
No amount of book reading, blog trolling, well meaning advice prepares you.
In fact they are usually sugar coated and all wrong!
The poor Mommas to Be that come into the studio usually get an ear full of my "well meaning advice".
I will (without realizing it) reach over and rub your belly like a Buddha for luck.
I love all the ways my clients want to celebrate the new them.
Ice Cream, Dancing, Flower Filled, Song Filled, Paint Covered, Hugging, Kissing, Sitting in the Soft Light of New Baby's Room with So much Love and Anticipation, Confetti Throwing, Belly Rubbing Bump Sessions!
I will leave this post with one of my favorite quotes:
“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” - Osho-