Has Motherhood Changed Me?

I’m sitting here, at 6:30 am in the morning, sipping on my hot cappuccino as I write this, while my daughter is tucked in the bed, sleeping peacefully beside her father. 


I’ve a long day ahead. There’s loads to work on, run some errands, prepare meals for my little family, do laundry and amidst the chaos, find some time for myself too. That’s my life- life as a mother.

 Sounds beautiful? Maybe not. Is beautiful? Indubitably, yes!

People often ask, if motherhood has changed me. Honestly, I don’t think any of us ‘change‘ after becoming mothers. We just bring forth certain traits that already existed in us, way before we heard those heartbeats for the first time. Women are born with maternal instincts. No matter how academically oriented or goal driven we are, we have propensity to nurture, care and love. Don’t we see little girls enact as moms to their dolls, dress them up, put them to sleep and behave exactly like how their mothers do? It comes very naturally to us women. It is this that gives us the real contentment.

Talking about our traits and choices in life, in my opinion, once you become a mom, it all gets channelized. We find happiness in places we never knew we could. I’ve come to realize that we don’t really need to talk to someone, to whine or complain in order to feel better when we are sad. A tiny human, who can’t even comprehend what you’re trying to say, becomes not just the best listener (even when not spoken to), but also your best friend, by her mere presence. I’ve discovered that success is not just defined by degrees, positions and paychecks. When you see your miniature human bedazzle you with her antics, you’ll sense the pride nothing on this planet could give you.

Yes, I’m usually in my shabby jammies throughout the day, but I’m still the most beautiful person for my daughter. Yes, I don’t find the time to style my hair, but I’ve a new haircut which I never had the courage to try.  Yes, my personal growth may not be at par with my colleagues and friends, but I bet I know more amphibians, scavengers and  oviparous animals than they do 😉


Learner, I always was, still am. What I learn may have changed.

Responsible, I always was, I just found the right thing to care about.

Compassionate, I’ve been forever, but now I’ve walked a mile in every mothers’ shoe.

Have I changed? No! I’m the same person I have been and shall be for evermore. I’m solely unveiling the hidden facets of mine, to acclimatize to my life at present. Don’t be surprised if you find me in the research team of one of the Ivy league colleges or perhaps run ice marathon someday! Because all we can do is the best we can do, in all the circumstances of life, right? 🙂


This post is a part of the blog train- 2 started by Pooja Kawatra of Mums & Babies where she has brought together 59 mothers from across the globe. Do read her blog post on How Motherhood has changed her: http://www.themumsandbabies.com/2017/09/how-motherhood-has-changed-me/ 

Also, to know the take of Surbhi, a fellow mom blogger, on this topic, click here.

Mom of two kids, Surbhi is a versatile momblogger. She has recently won Blog Rock 2017 Best Mom Blog Award.

 

 Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! 

Love,

Elina 

 

9 thoughts on “Has Motherhood Changed Me?

  1. Such a lovely articulation. Being in every mother’s shoe is so right. After motherhood happened I do the same before judging any person

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