The recipient of our Cheer Day 17 is a working mom of two young girls. She is someone who I admire because of how hard she works and what a great mom she is. She has raised two polite, brave, funny, strong, brilliant young women. I am also proud of this particular person because she is a recovering WORKAHOLIC. In the past she worked around the clock and on vacations never taking a break. You could literally email or call her any time of the day or night and she would respond! This past year she is taking better care of herself by taking time off – she shuts down from work at 6 and spends the evenings focusing on her family and herself.
She also has overcome some difficult things from her childhood and struggles with many of those items still. I am so proud of all the steps she is taking to heal.
We all have to remember to put ourselves first sometimes – it helps us make for happier, stronger, and healthier mamas. Our families need us and so we have to remember to take care of ourselves for them. One of my very best friends told me this year to remember just like on the plane “you have to put your oxygen mask on first.” Here is to putting your “oxygen mask on first” – love and hugs to you on your successes this year!