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Tired as a Mother

Tired as a Mother- Mother's Day
Susan Vernicek
Written by Susan Vernicek

I’m grateful for health and life, but I’m emotionally exhausted.

Let’s get something straight, if you’re a Mother during the COVID19 Pandemic, you’re tired as a Mother.

I hear you.
I see you.
I feel you.

I give you permission to say you’re freakin’ exhausted and for sure you’re calling a timeout on Mother’s day.  I may not be Oprah or Rachel Hollis, or any other BIG-time influencer out there, but I give you permission to grab a bottle of wine, snag that remote from your children, claim your spot on the couch or in your bed and binge-watch whatever the heck you want—ALL DANG DAY.

For me, I’m running my business from home, taking care of twin toddlers, trying to be a sane wife, and manage the house that seems to be under construction since week 2 of COVID life.  

And if you ask any of my friends or clients, you’ll hear that I have a quality amount of energy—and I do. A shitton of energy—and I’m emotionally exhausted.  I’m grateful for health and life, but I’m emotionally exhausted.

I’m not fighting it
I’m not a wonder woman

I’m a badass human—woman, who has a skill for self-awareness, acceptance, appreciation, and the ability to feel accomplished every dang day. How? Because, I choose to wake up every day to nurture myself the best I can, while I choose to nurture those around me. 

We don’t have to nurture anyone or anything. It’s a choice and that’s an accomplishment.

I’m not here to share any other tips or advice, but just to share with you that I’m also tired and exhausted and have no shame. I’m also drinking a bottle of red with the hubs and we’re gambling on horses because it’s the weekend. (wink)

So go ahead and claim that you’re tired. It’s A-OKAY, my friend.  This Mother’s Day, I’ll be celebrating my “Get All A’s in the Game of Life” Mother’s Edition book launch. You can learn more and get on our notifications list HERE.

Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powers of Self-Acceptance, Appreciation, and Personal Achievement.

We ask that every contributor and expert answer the Identity questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with the current article they have writtenIn that way, and as a team, we hope to encourage and motivate each other, thus inspiring you to Get All A’s.

1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, we’re not talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.

I’ve accepted and embraced so much over the years. This Mother’s Day I’m celebrating the fact that I’ sometimes survive and thrive as a Mother—especially through COVID.

2. Appreciation is everything. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand OR in contrast, are there elements of who you are that you’re still working on appreciating?

I appreciate all the front line workers during this time in our lives. I appreciate the health and safety my family has at this time. I appreciate being a mother and some of the homeschool because it’s really cool to watch your children learn.

3. Share with us one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us not only what makes YOU most proud but also share the goals and dreams that you still have.

I’m extremely proud for how myself and my family have been managing the COVID life and the team we my husband and I have had over the last 6 weeks.

About the author

Susan Vernicek

Susan Vernicek

Facts about Susan Vernicek:
She's happily married and a mother of 5-year-old twins.

She's tried almost every fad diet back in her quick-fix days, admits at age 38, it’s a struggle to work hard on overall balance and is focused on not giving in to the unhealthy fads we see daily.

She’s all-natural with naturally blonde hair, uneven breasts, a bigger nose, and full of curves that she learns to appreciate more and more each day.

She had a career where part of her job was staring at herself 40 hours a week manipulating her very own face as well as others.

She’s the youngest of 7, ranging from 38-60+, an Aunt, Great Aunt, and even younger than some of her nieces and nephews!

She’s traveled and seen over 8 countries and spent a summer in London finding her passion and embracing life.

She created CJS Identity Properties. AKA, having no business background and at the age of 25.

She's a certified holistic life, mindset, nutrition, and fitness Coach.

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