Favorite Quotes for Single Moms

Quotes: I.Love.Them.

My name is Erica and I'm a quote-a-holic. Now, I don't just hoard them on a Pinterest board..I apply them to my life and refer to them for inspiration in good times and not so good times. I also love journals and dollar stores too. Imagine my bliss when I found a set of journals.. at the dollar store.. with a quote on each page!

 Being a parent has it's challenges and going it alone has a unique set of challenges. Compound that with caring for a child who has special needs and whew. Frequent doses of quotes, zen master tricks, yoga and meditation are in order.

Here are some quotes that I love and how they apply to single moms. This will be a series btw:

  • She stood in the storm, and when the wind didn't blow her way..she adjusted her sails. {attributed to Elizabeth Edwards} from her book entitled Resilience. Obviously this HAS to be first. 

Most of us are not single moms by choice. We may have chosen to leave relationships that weren't beneficial for us and our children. However, most women don't expect to take on the journey alone. We don't expect to be abandoned and/or betrayed by the person we have a child with. We don't expect that huge gust of wind (aka things 'just not working out') to get our sailboats off center.

But...we can't just let our boats capsize right??? We must learn to adapt. The sails have to be adjusted not only when relationships end but, daily. It's key to a resilient existence.

  • I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul. {attributed to William E. Henley}

Side note: Oprah (my Auntie in my head loves this one too). You are the one the majority of the 'work' falls on in this situation. However, that means you are in total control of your life and the life you want for your children. You may (or may not) have to co-parent in various degrees. But, it's mostly on you (daily schedule, household budget, vacations). Take FULL ownership of the "Master' and "Captain" roles. Find the tools, acquire the skills, call the counseling center. Whatever it is...let's get it done! 

  • I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become. {Carl Jung}

We are NOT what has happened to us. Period. There are so many areas of life I apply this one to. But, in reference to being divorced/single mom its so important to remember that we are not the culmination of someone's poor choices or someone to be pitied. We are absolutely free to cultivate the life we want and choose who we become.

P.S.: I love song lyrics too. "Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten."

    Love n Light,

    Erica

  

 

 

 

 

 

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