I’ve always been a Good Girl. Got straight A’s. Called all the adults in my life Mr. and Mrs. So and So. Followed all The Rules. Even when nobody was looking. I am always NICE. I’ve won awards, scholarships and have always done as I was told.
Motherhood changed all that. All of a sudden, following The Rules didn’t lead to Success. It led to stress. Reading five hundred blogs about how to parent my children to perfection led me down a road of misery. I realized that there is a whole breed of us Good Girls and we try to be Good Parents. But Good Girls don’t need any more Rules, Schedules or Tips! We need to let go of some rules, forget about schedules every once in a while and STOP reading up on TIPS!
I felt the call to take “the other road.”
So, ever so slowly, over the past few years, I’ve been learning how to stop being a Good Girl and how to just be Me.