I haven’t been religiously doing this 52 Weeks of Blogging with a Purpose writing challenge that Becky thought up, although I wanted too. I’ve already missed a lot of really great prompt topics. My intention is to try to do it from now on. Hopefully.
This week, week 9, is my goals for motherhood.
When I started out this parenting business, I had no clue what I was doing. 4 years and 4 months later and I still have no clue.
But I’m a little more conscious of my goals now. I actually have goals now, you know…aside from the sustaining life goals.
I want to raise my boys to be the best men they can be. I want them to be considerate of other people’s feelings, kind, compassionate, and polite, but I also want them to stand up for what they believe in. I want them to pursue their dreams and not give up on the things they want.
My goal is to raise them to think critically and form their own opinions on things after educating themselves. I want them to ask questions, always. I want them to be helpful.
I also have goals for myself. Making time for my boys is easy, that comes naturally to me. But to be the best mom I can be, I need to carve out me time to recharge. Be it writing, going for a walk with the dog, taking a nice long bath…it’s gotta happen. If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.
Along with that, my goal is to not feel guilty for taking me time. I always do, especially if the kids are being bad for daddy (or whoever is watching them), or if I didn’t get around to doing the housework.
A super important goal of mine is to constantly be present. I’ll confess, I do struggle with that. I’m always thinking of a billion other things, always fretting and worrying about stuff I have to do. Even when I’m sitting with the boys, playing or watching a movie, I’m thinking about a billion things. But I want my kids to look back and remember me being there, I want them to remember me enjoying the moment with them.
Another important goal is to be patient. I struggle with this too. I’m naturally not very patient. So, I’m working on that.
So, there you have it. My goals, more or less, for motherhood.
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