Hi there! I’m Heidi. A mother, wife, veterinarian, entrepreneur.
I thought I knew exactly what I wanted for my life- supportive husband, healthy kids, beautiful home, great job. And then I realized that my big plan of practicing veterinary medicine for the rest of my life just wasn’t working for me. I was burnt out and irritable and tired all of the time. I no longer had my normally optimistic, easygoing personality and panicked with any kind of change. My health was crap- no energy for exercise, too much anxiety to sleep. In short, I was a hot mess.
My family was a huge priority for me, but I barely saw them after working all day. I had lost all sense of joy. Mom guilt followed me wherever I went, whether at home or work. I didn’t know how to prioritize my time to focus on what was really important to me. My self care was nonexistent, because “good” mothers don’t take care of themselves, right? I was basically just on autopilot all the time and didn’t even know this miserable person I had become.
I knew something had to change for the sake of my wellbeing and my family. It took a health crisis in my immediate family for me to realize that change had to come from within. I couldn’t blame anyone else but myself for my life choices. I didn’t want to change the past, but I could choose differently for the future.
You have to get uncomfortable for true change to occur.
That’s when the real hard work began. I first had to get super honest with myself, which can be pretty uncomfortable. What was I seeking? How had I gotten so lost? What did I need to change?
Are these easy questions? NO. But they’re necessary. So I stopped making excuses and dove in and started doing the hard work.
I made myself more of a priority and learned about what self care I personally needed on a daily, weekly, monthly basis. I learned different techniques to manage my time and stress better. I worked on finding joy in every day. I actually went to a doctor to work on some of my health issues, including my burnout and anxiety.
And gradually, over time, I started to recognize myself again. Not as the exact same person that I was. But a better, kinder, more joyful version of who I was. I had more energy. My anxiety lessened, so I could sleep better. I could enjoy being with my children. And I had a greater sense of purpose to serve others like me.
And that’s where YOU come in, mama.
Originally I started this blog as an outlet to share my thoughts and feelings and maybe reach a few people in the process. Now, however, I feel like my mission is to help other moms like YOU out there who feel the pressures of daily life and don’t know how to deal with it all. I want you to know that you are NOT alone!
I can help you ditch that overwhelm and mom guilt! You can learn how to maximize your time so that you can take some time for yourself. Not because it’s a luxury, but a NECESSITY. You can create a life that you love without sacrificing your sanity.
We are ALL in this together. Let’s stop the judgement and start supporting one another. I’m here for you when you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders. Won’t you join me and my community of like-minded mothers?
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