I wrote a manifesto to try and give more definition beyond diapers to my days. This is that manifesto.
I am a woman and a daughter of our Heavenly Father. Not only do I need to keep this in mind, I need to be better about connecting with my Father. Prayer is vital.
I am a creator. Not just in the literal "Look at all the people I've made" sense (although there is always that), but in the sense that I love to create something from nothing. Be it a meal for my family, a sewing project with no pattern (or with...) or an art project with my kids, I am a creator.
I will create something every single day.
I am a student. I love learning. I never ever want to quit learning. I will continue learning even though most of my days involve nothing but mommy-hood. I will have at least one book in process at all times.
I am a musician. I KNOW! Hard to believe, but I sing, play the piano and can even squeak by on the violin. I have moved so far away from these roots it's scary, but I am going to reincorporate making music in my home. Henry is starting piano in the fall, but I need to get back to making it myself. I will be the musician I used to be.
I am a friend. I love dearly the people in my life. I love good conversations and relating with other women. If I get to count you as my friend, I'm blessed. I continue to make efforts in my friendships, be that communication, service or just prayers on their behalf.
I am a teacher. One of my favorite things to do is teach. Did you know every member of my family is a teacher by profession? Every single one. Except me. And yet, it is one of my loves! I adored the prenatal part of being a doula because it was my opportunity to educate. I love directing theater because it's "education in motion."
This past year as we've carefully and slowly embarked on our homeschooling adventure, I have discovered I am a teacher of littles as well. I love it. As we continue to rocket toward kindergarten, I am honing my teaching and loving every minute of it!
I am a family. I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, and an in-law (to name a few.) My life is filled with relatives I love. I am my family. I live and breathe my husband and children. They are my number one priority .
Everyday I will make sure I give them my best and make sure they know I love them.