Last night, I had an eye-opening experience that made me realize the importance of embracing vulnerability and pushing ourselves to step out of our comfort zones.
It all began with an epiphany that struck me like a bolt of lightning, making me understand that the things we least want to do are often the ones that nourish our souls the most.
Picture this: some incredible women in my local community here in Switzerland, organized a local networking party for expat mamas. I was determined to attend, even marking it on my calendar as a promise to myself. But as life often does, it threw a curveball my way.
The night before the big event, my adorable little ones transformed into restless creatures of the night, robbing me of a good night’s sleep.
I woke up feeling like I had unwillingly participated in a grueling marathon.
With a day packed with work, kids’ activities, a sore body from the previous day’s workout, and my breasts feeling like deflated balloons after nursing all night, it seemed like the universe had other plans for me.
In the midst of this whirlwind, all I craved was a hot bath, a generous glass of Pinot Noir, and to binge-watch ‘Queen Charlotte,’ like the diehard Bridgerton fan that I am. But as I lay there, soaking in the bubbles and two seasons deep into my guilty pleasure, a wild thought entered my mind: YOLO!
It wasn’t just the spontaneity that struck me, but the realization that even on days when I’m far from my best, there’s power in vulnerability. I understood the importance of being brave enough to connect with others who can empathize with my struggles, like fellow moms, and showing up just as I am.
Sometimes, amidst the chaos of life, we forget that we deserve to unwind and be playful with other women. After a long day, it can feel like we’re merely piecing together the scraps of our energy.
But to all you moms out there who are reading this and feel like they can relate, I urge you to be bold and push yourselves to do the things you’re hesitant to do, no matter the area. You never know – you might just discover a sprinkle of life’s magic when you do.
As for me, I refuse to let another opportunity to bond with incredible women slip away just because I couldn’t muster the energy.
After all, we can create energy at will.
And if we don’t do it for ourselves, who will?
So let’s embrace life’s magic together, one step out of our comfort zones at a time.