“I hope this isn’t a silly question. But how does one know which train they are getting on so to speak? The thought of staying behind to continue carrying others forward is almost unbearable to me. I feel like I’ve been doing this unknowingly and knowingly in one form or another since I was very young and I simply can’t/don’t want to do it anymore. It has taken nearly everything out of me. I feel like I need to move forward for my own survival at this point. I have spent a lot of time wondering if I was being selfish feeling this way. I can’t help but want to cling to what you said, Denise- “It is NOT our jobs from this point forward…”
xoxo” — Francesca — March 21, 2019
Because Francesca’s Comment feelings and question is important I’m quoting it here so it’s seen by people who may not read Comments under every article at HighHeartLife. Thank You for it Francesca.
Many females have lived many years trying to be Super Mommy and eventually experience severe mommy burnout. It’s young mothers working themselves half to death, or craziness, certainly exhaustion, trying to do too many things every day and night for everyone else while she ignores herself, her body and physical, emotional, mental, energetic and spiritual well-being. Typically doing this for years has a crash n’ burn finale because no one, female or male, can sustain that level of daily output and expect to come out of it unscathed. When mommy doesn’t take care of herself for extended periods while living like a Mega Super Hero 24/7/365 for everyone else, not only does she suffer in multiple ways but so too does her children and husband/mate/partner and important others in her life.