What Are Your Priorities In Life?
The other day I was talking with my sister-in-law, and she was telling me how much she enjoys my blog & the work that I am doing. What caught my attention is her saying that she is just barely surviving the day with her kids. Dearest Wadad, you are a wonderful person; do not underestimate yourself! You are a wonderful mother, and frankly most of the time I feel you are a much better mom to your kids than I am to my own! No, I am serious.
I realized that mothers tend to look at other people and feel that they are not accomplishing much. We need to be more confident and satisfied. Believe that you are doing the best that you can, and no one has the right to make you feel any less. You control that feeling. All of this made me think about the effect of social media on our life. You tend to see the “Perfect” moms, the amazing “Entrepreneurs”, etc… Guess what, not everyone has a Perfect life, and not everyone is as happy as they seem in their photos or videos. We are all struggling in this world. And everyone has personal issues and challenges they need to deal with. For some, social media offers the needed attention that makes them feel a bit better. This may also have a negative effect on other individuals who see these feeds and think they cannot be a great as those other “Perfect” Individuals.
In line with this, I do not wish to have my work and writing make others feel like they are not doing much with their lives. On the contrary, I am not better than you. I am a simple individual trying to figure out my life and also trying to survive motherhood 🙂 Others may think I am wasting my time with this blog, especially since I have no intention of monetizing it. I truly want it to be something that sends hope and inspiration to others. Inspiration, creation, and reflection, are things that I hope will offer the readers of this blog joy and happiness.
Lately, I have been unable to write much, since my kids fell ill, and I have been busy potty training my youngest one :s. But I will try my best to keep writing. My priority in life is helping myself and family grow. I also believe it is essential to offer support to my extended family and community; that is what I hope to achieve with this this blog as well.