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This is My Story

From a Hopeless New Mom
to A Confident Woman with Purpose.

It was two in the morning. The whole world was silent in the darkness outside.

Not even my dogs were awake.

But I was.

I was listening for a baby’s cry that I knew would come from the nursery next to our bedroom.

In the dark, I could hear my husband sleeping soundly, so I stared at the clock and tried to fight the feeling that was bubbling up inside.

As fulfilled as I was as a new mother, I couldn’t help but feel very lost.

I was miserable. I was drained – emotionally, physically, and mentally.

I felt adrift in a sea of loss.

I lost my sense of self. I lost life I once knew. I lost everything I had worked so hard to build for myself. That feeling was so overwhelming, I couldn’t breathe at times.

And huge part of me that felt so guilty for needing something more.

I couldn’t help but think…

Is this all there is?

A Silent Yearning

Becoming a mother wasn’t supposed to be this way!

I loved my adorable little child to the moon and back.

And I was lucky to be a stay-at-home mom.

I had so many great friends who told me to enjoy this time of life, and savor every moment.

They told me to stop trying so hard and to accept where my life was now.

And I absolutely loved being a mother…

But something inside me still yearned for something more. Much more.

As my child grew older, our days and nights got easier. I still loved being a mom.

But my desire to find a bigger purpose in life didn’t go away.

But I felt like my transition into motherhood had swallowed up all the other parts of me.

And the harder I worked to fill the void in my heart, the larger it grew.

I wanted to feel whole. I wanted to feel capable. I wanted to feel free.

Not just for myself, but for my son as well. I wanted him to know that change doesn’t mean you have to lose yourself. I wanted him to remember a mother who was strong and capable, with a heart that overflowed with peace.

I wanted to feel like myself again.

And I knew there had to be a way.

A New Purpose

So I began to look for ways to go back to my real self.

I purposefully took on challenges that seemed impossible.

  • I started two businesses, and revived a third within the first year of my child’s life. This not only gave me a sense of purpose outside motherhood, but also forced me to learn about things I had never dared to learn about before.
  • I moved next door to my in-laws. This challenged me in more ways than I ever thought possible, but it brought me closer to the people who know and love me best, which gave me a deep sense of belonging.
  • I traveled with my entire family (including the dogs) for 5 weeks during the summer. Seeing the world wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be, but I wouldn’t trade this time with my family for anything in the world. Traveling together helped me develop more empathy and understanding towards others – and ultimately, myself.
  • I bought courses, took classes, looked for mentors, and quieted my mind each day. I started putting my money where my desires were, which was the single most important factor in transforming my life. I took the time I needed to be with myself again.

I tried every self-help system I could get my hands on.

Then, in the middle of one of the hottest days in the hottest month of the year, I started writing a blog about everything I had learned about myself that year.

Minimalish Motherhood began because I wanted to share exactly how I transformed my life from a hopeless new mom to a free, unbound, and whole woman.

I can honestly tell you that I’ve never felt more at peace with myself than right now.

After almost two years of searching, I found myself again.

All it took was dedication, determination, and a plan.

Now I am whole.

Now I am happy.

I can be both a mother and a whole woman in this life.

And now I can’t wait to see what comes next.

My deepest hope is for you to feel the same.

Happy Living,
Sarah

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