We live in a world full of established milestones, material possessions and experiences, and certain thresholds of society’s definition of success. It’s a part of our nature to chase after them. These external goals motivate us to keep doing better. But sometimes, they’re also the reason our needs and wants don’t seem to stop. We always aim to have more than what we currently have.
Life after having kids is a radical change. You’re no longer the same person who tends to your needs first. The first action you take when you wake up might be to comfort your crying infant or cook breakfast for your preschooler. Your ‘free time’ is now spent running errands, fulfilling your parental duties instead of resting after work. You just might be barely having time for yourself.