There was a time I actually thought it noble to focus all of myself on the children, and felt offended by the implication that I should take breaks.
I've learned that ignoring myself isn't necessarily selfless, and my children will ultimately benefit from a more complete me.
It does occur to me that one day all five of my kids will fly the nest, and then what? Should I worry that my skills won't permit me to pick things up where I left them before I became a mother and decided to leave the work force?
I've learned to look forward instead of looking back. I'm ever growing and changing. I don't expect to pick up where I left off, but to build on what I've been doing all along.
In the video I share what that may look like. Check it out and be sure to let me know what you think.