That’s the way many of us, who come from households that struggled financially or are First Generation, are raised. We are constantly told that the only way we will ever have anything in life, is by working hard for it
You see I’m a single mom. I need to keep that balance for my son. I need to show him that women are strong, intelligent, and chingonas. Women must be respected, heard, and appreciated. While making sure he is surrounded by strong men, that are in tune with their emotions, intelligent, and driven. As a solo parent, I have extra work. But luckily for me I have a village. I have men in my life that have stepped up and filled this role.
Read on to find out why I’m both a bit skeptical and excited about turning 40. What I’ve learned so far, do I feel any different? What do I hope to gain from my 40’s and what my 30’s taught me. Most importantly, why my 30’s left me so exhausted.
This morning for some reason, I woke up extremely critical of myself. Primarily of my body. The way it looked, my weight, my hips, I think you get my point.
It’s been a while since I felt this way, so it felt odd, out of place. But I couldn’t shake it off.
September officially marks a year that I decided to make the move back home. It has officially been a year, since, I left the place I had lived in for 8 years