Do The Thing That Makes You Special…And Don’t Fucking Apologise

Source: Do The Thing That Makes You Special…And Don’t Fucking Apologise

I very much needed to read this today. So big hugs to Hugzilla. Especially as mothers, we are made to feel guilty if we spend any significant amount of time (more than 10 minutes a day) on our own likes and pleasures. Sometimes the ones that make us feel guilty and like shit about it are the ones closest to us. Once we become a mother, it’s as if others suddenly have a say about how we spend our time and doing what. Anything that is not related to keeping the family and children fed, clothed and alive doesn’t matter and therefore doesn’t count. Fuck that.

So, even if it makes no money and therefore cannot contribute to family finances, do it anyway. In order for families to stay sane and keep it afloat, mothers need to stay sane. When the chips fall, it’s on the mother to keep this ship going and if she needs to keep it going by blogging her rants and thoughts on a blog which generates no income, then so be it.

So, yes, park your kids in front of a ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ DVD marathon and do what you do best (they will be fine, their brain cells will still be intact afterwards, I promise). Be it cracking that bottle of wine you’ve been saving for a special occasion, catching up on your reading, writing, daydreaming and career planning, go do it.

No more shame, blame or guilt.

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