Vulnerability as a Mother

Vulnerability. I read a great quote by Rihanna the other day ‘It’s tougher to be vulnerable than to actually be tough’ I agree with this entirely. It’s easy to be tough, because tough is a front until you have the time and space to deal with it, if ever. 
Vulnerability is finally being talked about in motherhood. Being vulnerable is letting our guard down. It’s asking for help and accepting we can’t do it all. We can’t do it all perfectly for our children, and if we continue to try to do so, we are not only setting up unrealistic expectations our children may carry through to when they become parents but we are also setting ourselves up to inevitably fall. We cannot be everything to everyone, vulnerability is about accepting our downfalls (and all the other parts) openly to ourselves.
I’ve felt vulnerable lately, really vulnerable. Partly because I’ve opened myself up. I share more of myself, my thoughts, feelings and aspirations. Something I’ve never done so openly before. I find it very therapeutic but with that comes a strong feeling of vulnerability. It’s an intense feeling that I’m not completely comfortable with yet, I’m not sure if you ever are. Let me know? Vulnerability comes out of no-where sometimes, it’s not a negative or a positive, it’s simply a feeling that deserves our energy and space. Would love to hear your thoughts on vulnerability as a mother..
“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable.” Madeleine L'Engle

Singlet by The Motherhood Project. .
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