The week before mother’s day is often hard.
At twenty-six years of age, I still find myself wondering what it would be like to be able to call someone mom and surprise her for this special day.
During shopping outings, you’ll often see cards and sales on ham goods “Surprise your mother” or “25% off for mother’s day” the signs read.
And if you’re in the same predicament as me then you’re probably wondering how do I get past this day?
Five Solutions that can help you.
Parent: If you’re a mother yourself, then be the mother you always wanted if you haven’t started already.
I always set the standard high for my own parenting when it comes to my child. I aim to be the mom I have always wanted and yearned for during childhood.
Travel: If you have the funds, sightseeing or taking that trip you been wanting to take can ease your mind and heal the soul while getting away from a day that is only beneficial to those who have mothers or children.
Inner Voice: Let your inner voice mother you because our conscious often knows best just like a mom.
Music: While writing this post I have a specific playlist of songs I am playing and already I feel the process becoming easier as I write this post. Some might find the songs depressing but for me, I find the light in the messages.
Creativity: It is a good feeling knowing that I can log onto this site and write away a whole day’s hardship and help others in the same situation. There is something therapeutic about writing the thoughts we have and putting them into words on paper or in digital format.
Create a Goal: A personal goal for me is to travel the world and see what’s out there because the world is a fascinating place and even though we may lack what others have we can fill some of the voids by opening up ourselves to seeing what is out there, whether that is eating madeleines in France while enjoying the view of the Effie tower, or sightseeing the Edinburgh Castle in Scotland.
Whatever it is, or wherever we go, it is up to us to fill the voids because no one is going to do that for us and when it comes to the lack of a parent, we are more powerful than we believe.