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20 thoughts on “Being Self Aware is Half the Battle in Being Whole”

  1. It sounds like you are in a good place. I love that you have a great support system, too 🙂

  2. This is an absolutely fantastic post. Self-awareness is the key to almost every personal betterment in life. If you don’t know yourself, you’re in trouble.

  3. It took me a while to finally find my joy, and it only happened after I learned about myself. You have to know yourself before you can figure out what you need out of life.

  4. Being a single mom is hard, not from my own experience, but my mom was single for most of my life. I learned many of these things that you are trying to teach your children. I commend you for being so strong for them! Good luck with everything, you are doing a great job 🙂

  5. I think focusing on yourself is always important, whether married, single, kids or no kids. Independence and self love are necessities!

  6. My mom was a single mom too, to 4 of us, and she never stopped working hard. It really did put things into perspective for me at such a young age. I’m glad she set good examples for us, and it sounds like you are very strong, just like my mom!

  7. I think getting comfy with yourself and independence is a good thing. It’s not wise to jump back into a relationship too quickly.

  8. It can definitely be difficult to look at yourself and your situation objectively! Congratulations on taking that step!

  9. We do have to work harder to make ends meet when we’re single parents. That’s okay though, it is worth the hard work. 🙂 Love that you have taken away the positives with your past relationships. That’s a smart way to move on.

  10. You make some great arguments for taking care of yourself. I know too often I divide my time exclusively between work and being a mom, forgetting I’m a person too.

  11. Having a good support system, which is something I do not have, it super important. I admire you for being a strong woman!

  12. Having a good support system, which is something I do not have, it super important. I admire you for being a strong woman!

  13. “Getting older makes me realize that life is far too short to settle down with a partner who doesn’t work for you.”

    This. So many, this. I just turned 40, and married. We have struggled with our relationship for years. Although my drs wont say it, they’ve hinted that perhaps my relationship is unhealthy for me. When I pass by a mirror every day, and struggle to get out of bed because of the back and hip problems, I often wonder too if my environment was different if I would be healthier. It’s a scary thing to think about.

  14. It can be a very hard and long journey before you find a place that you feel good about in life. I’m glad you found yours!

  15. I have learned i have to be happy with myself before i can let anyone else in. It is so hard to be a single Mom. Having a good support system is important.

  16. I like how you have noticed the difference between how your sons and your daughter bond differently. It’s really interesting the differences between boys and girls.

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