I had a rather unpleasant encounter with someone that I've struggled to be around for quite some time. Understand that I can get along with just about anyone, but some people get under my skin, and it about drives me up a wall just to be in the same room as them.
Today - I stuck up for myself. I said what was on my mind. I was honest. I didn't pull any punches. I didn't sugar coat anything, and it felt so darn good.
There are parts of my personality that have changed since I became a mom. It seems like I've got confidence in areas of my life where there didn't used to be any.
I used to just play nice all the time, sweep things under the rug, and let things fester instead of facing them head on.
But not anymore. Today I faced a psycho hose beast (thank you, Wayne's World, for wonderful phrase), and I came out a stronger woman.
As I drove home at the end of my day and reflected on my courageous encounter, and I was thinking to myself, "Well, I'll be darned. I totally grew and gave BIRTH to human being. I survived 9 hours of labor unmedicated (before receiving an oh-heck-YES-it-was-so-good epidural). I can do ANYTHING."
Well, not anything. I still can't swim, and I won't eat bugs and all that nasty stuff they do on some of those reality TV shows, but seriously. It's like I just don't take crap anymore. And if anyone tries to mess with me, I'm just not going to let them get away with it.
Even though there are definitely areas I struggle like heck with, I really feel like becoming a mother just brought about a part of me that was always there, but just couldn't find the courage to come out.
Yes. Yes. I pushed a kid out my hoo ha and I'm a stronger, more confident woman because of it.
In what ways are YOU more confident since you became a mom? Not a Mom? Tell us how you've become more confident in your life.