Hello everyone and welcome back to My Blurred World.
I hope you’re all doing really well.
With today being Mother’s day here in the UK I thought I’d do a post in honour of my mum and talk through ten of the things I’ve learned from her. I know that not everyone is lucky to have a mother but I’m sure most people have a few people in their life who inspires them, my mum is one of those people. She has always been there for me, caring and encouraging and has taught me so many lessons which I’m going to share with you today.
How to be an adult
My mum has taught me so much about becoming an adult and how to become an independent woman. She’s taught me how to cook, how to deal with things such as the bank and how to look after myself. Although I know she doesn’t want to see the day I move out, at least she can put her mind at ease that I will hopefully know what I’m doing due to the fact that she has taught me everything I need to know.
2. There is no point in stressing
I’m sure she won’t mind me saying this but my mum is one of those people who will stress out about everything! This has taught me that there is no point in this as worrying/feeling stressed about something isn’t going to resolve the situation.
3. Always put family first
I know that my mum would do anything for my brother and I but I never take that for granted. She always goes out of her way to make us happy and I’ll be forever grateful for that. I know that family is so important to her and she’s taught me that no matter what, family should always come first.
4. Know who you are and who you want to be
My mum has always encouraged me to do the things I enjoy to do, she was very supportive when I told her about my blog and now reads every single one of my posts. This just shows me that she is proud and that means everything to me. She’s always said it’s important to strive for what you want in life and to aim for the goals you want to achieve because at the end of the day you only get one chance at life so it’s important to make it one you’re happy with.
5. Disability not only affects the person living with it but also those that surround that person
I’ve never fully realised until recently how disability can affect more than just the person living with it. I’m visually impaired and have found some things difficult to deal with but I’ve also realised that it not only affects me but also my family. I can’t fault their support though, both my mum and my dad have been there for me, they’ve provided endless amounts of support, a shoulder to cry on and someone to talk to and I can’t begin to describe my gratitude for that. I think it’s important to understand that as a disabled person you’re not the only one who’s affected.
6. Trust your intuition
I’m sure this is true for many mothers out there but mum has an amazing intuition, she knows when something is wrong and she’s always prepared to listen in order to try to sort things out. I think I’ve gained some of her intuition as I now know when something isn’t quite right with her either so it works both ways. But she has taught me that trusting your intuition is very important.
7. It’s ok to cry
If mum wants to cry, she’ll cry and that’s nothing to be ashamed of. I’ve learned that it’s important to express your emotions and to relieve all the feelings that might be building up inside you. There’s nothing wrong with crying and that’s something I think everyone needs to learn.
8. Don’t be anyone but yourself
My mum has never pretended to be someone she’s not and I admire her for that. Sure she has her insecurities but doesn’t everyone? She always stays true to herself and that has inspired me to do exactly the same.
9. It’s good to laugh
Mum always manages to laugh at herself in some situations (not every situation but some) and she’s taught me that this is so important. It’s important to look at the funny side of things sometimes instead of constantly focusing on the serious side.
10. Be kind
I’d like to think that I’m a kind person and that is down to my mother’s influence and the upbringing I’ve been very lucky to have. She’s always taught me to be kind to others and to always be a caring person. As I mentioned previously my mum is such a kind person and she would do anything for my brother and I, sure we don’t always see eye-to-eye but that’s normal in a mother-daughter relationship. I know that mum will always be there to offer a shoulder to cry on and to provide that support that I will always need. I hope that I can grow up being as kind as she is.
I know that you’re reading this mum so thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me and continue to do for me, I will be forever grateful for all of your love and support and I hope you know how much I appreciate you. I love you to the moon and back <3
Happy mother’s day to you mum and to all of the other lovely mothers out there.
What lessons have you learned from your mum or any special woman in your life?