It’s that time again. I am doing another 21-day meditation challenge with Oprah and Deepak. Feel free to follow along on my journey as I Become What I Believe.
Belief Gives Us Identity
1) List the labels that apply to you, including age, gender, profession, marital status, race, and nationality.
28 years old
Stay at home mom
I’m not old enough to be as wise as I wish I was.
Stay at home mom–
Most others don’t consider what I do as a “real job” and tend to write me off pretty quick.
I’m often judged by others for getting married young or people assume my husband and I only got married because we had a child together, which is untrue.
I don’t know, I guess you aren’t as interesting as people of other races. I could go into stereotypes but I don’t feel like that is very productive or even true.
I don’t know if there is a positive or a negative to being Italian and Danish, it’s just what I am and what I identify with.
I guess, I feel like maybe I missed out on single life because I met my husband so young and I wonder what life would have been like if I met him later in life.
As with my husband, I sometimes wonder what my life would be like if I had waited to have kids.
Sisters can be annoying because knowing so much and being so comfortable with one another isn’t always the best.
I don’t think many of the negatives reflect me personally or any of beliefs. I feel like those are the opinions of others that have been forced on me and I’ve rejected them. I think females are strong with or without a man. Being young doesn’t mean you are unwise and life is what you make it. Screw others and what they think of me or you!
The only negative that I feel like comes directly from my beliefs is not having a “real” job because I am “just a mom”. My mother always drilled it into my head that I need a career and to never depend on anyone. To never allow myself to be stuck, so to speak. So when I decided to stay home with my sons I was very hard on myself and still am. I noticed a long time ago that I would tell people “I’m just a mom” or “I just stay home”. I know I should give myself credit because being a stay at home mom is hard and thankless. I should give myself more credit.