I am currently developing more resources in the area of Self Care and other areas.
How is it that we express self care, and pass on that knowledge to others?
What is an important message to inspire each other?
When I participated in the below Rematriate Campaign, it was a celebratory act to capture my achievements of motherhood and also because I had just finished my Masters of Education. I remember how at the beginning of the Masters it seemed to be such a difficult process, and in fact, writing a thesis was a super hard thing. For example, I had been out of writing at that level for some time and had to even get support on writing effective paragraphs!! It took a bit of practice and it made sense. Writing a thesis is a different style of work because it is also about theoretical work & new concepts.
Because I had small children at the time, I would spend my spare time writing, and researching. I’d spend those moments with my children, thinking and theorizing. I’d do a writing after my middle of the night feeding sometime around 3 a.m. until 5:30 a.m. until the other feeding. Thankfully, I was able to do some other super flexible work to keep afloat during this time, financially. Baby three arrived, one week prior to finishing my thesis. I still remember walking thru campus to submit the written version to the press, hoping not to go into labour with my supervisor! I don’t think he had any clue that was a possibility.
When you commit to a schedule and to something that works for you, it becomes your achievement in the end. It is yours, and you have so much to be proud of. We also have to remember those who stepped in to help. Cheerleaders and supporters very much needed in efforts to make small steps which lead to big accomplishments.