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You Are Not Alone, Bitch

Posted by idawrites on May 27, 2010 in All Moms, Decisions, Family |

Some of the most important words of my adult life are right there in that title.  Those words are said by me… and by my Chosen Sisters… so often that I’ve forgotten who said them first.  They’re said through laughter, tears, hugs, smiles, and even through clenched teeth.  It’s our slogan.  Our ward.  It’s also the one thing we all say when, due to grief – happiness – pain – or overwhelming emotion, we can find no other words.

Tomorrow is my very last day in the 9 to 5 world where I sit at a desk and make exactly $X.00 an hour.  From here on out, my success or failure will be determined by exactly how much I’m willing to put in and how much risk I’m willing to take.  What a leap of faith!

Since I made this decision, my husband has been a rock and my kids think it’s a fabulous thing.  They share my vision and support me endlessly.  But they have a horse in this race, so I have to be careful what I say to them about my fears and my insecurities (oh yes… I have them… lots).

It’s my sisters that I turn to when I am paralyzed by my insecurity.  When I’m second guessing myself and my vision.  When I’m inclined to listen to that stupid negative voice in the back of my brain.  It’s in these moments that I’m reminded time and again “You are not alone, Bitch” and I can shake off my fears and get back to the business at hand.

I didn’t realize, until today, that this website is sort of my massive way of sharing our Sisterhood Sentiment with the moms out there who fear that they really are alone and that no one understands the crap they’re going through.  So, if you’re standing in the middle of your living room looking at the remains of your favorite lamp, can’t figure out how you’re going to get that proposal finished and get dinner on the table at a reasonable hour… You Are Not Alone, Bitch.

Carry that with you.  Make it your motto.  Say it to the sisters of your heart when they need it the most.

Want to share your lonely moment of the day with us so we can support you too?  Leave a comment and let us help.

4 Comments

  • ~c says:

    I’ve watched you grow in many ways since we first met. You are an amazing woman, and a wonderful mother and wife! It has been an absolute blessing to watch you grow. Being a single Mom, and watching you put it all together, with homemade soap, to an awesome pumpkin cappuccino. You gave me pushes to keep on going when the going got bad.

    I love you for that! Thank you for being such an inspiration to me and to many other Mom’s out there….

    *blows Kisses*

    ~c

    • Ida says:

      Thank you, pretty lady. Your friendship means the world to me and I’m so glad I have you in my life. Sometimes I have a hard time looking back and seeing how far I’ve come. It’s too easy to get caught up in how far there is left to go. I’ll read this often and remind myself that there will always be far left to go.

      🙂 HUG n SMOOCH

  • Jill D says:

    YNAB, Congrats on the beginning of your journey! LOVE!

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