Hi! I’m Rosey. I’m a writer, simplicity advocate and insatiable dreamer. I’m here to help you simply live your best life. Here’s why it’s so important for me to help you.
As a stay-at-home mom for two years with no family living nearby and only a few mommy friends I was struggling. I wanted to make life easier, be the best mom and wife I could be and find some time for myself in the process. I had no idea where to start though. I tried to wake up early but was too exhausted to get out of bed and at night all I wanted to do was curl up with snacks and watch some mindless television to wind down.
Everything felt like too much ― too much information, too many choices and too much I should be doing. I needed direction but I didn’t have time to go searching for it. My well-meaning husband suggested making one small change a day to see if it would help but honestly I didn’t have the energy or capacity to do even that.
Even worse it seemed like every where I turned everyone was dishing out advice of what moms should and shouldn’t be doing and condemning anyone who thought differently. This was especially true on social media.
And, in all of this information I couldn’t find any simple steps on how to make positive changes.
It left me with the empty feeling that everyone was rocking motherhood and life except me.
I realized I couldn’t go on thinking and feeling this way.
So, I started digging deeper. I read everything I could get my hands on including parenting, self-help and minimalism books and even online personal growth articles. And what I found was astounding.
We’re all struggling.
Maybe it’s struggling with being the best parent we can be or struggling to live our dreams or even struggling with too much stuff.
Except no one is talking about it. The struggle is real, but the openness isn’t. So we suffer silently, measuring ourselves against unfair standards. Often, falling in the trap of comparison and envy.
The truth is though we can rock life but it takes courage and vulnerability. It means sharing our truest self. It means loving our self and removing the obstacles to happiness that come in the form of overwhelm, being busy and stuff. It’s trading more for less and being open about our challenges.
At its essence, it means living true to ourselves and releasing the shoulds that have been drilled into us.
After all, we’re trained from a young age to do what we’re told. Dream safe dreams. Be the perfect mom, wife, daughter and friend. If you’re anything else, you’re unworthy and undeserving.
Believe me I know.
I’ve been writing since I was 10 years old and it’s taken me over two decades to give myself permission to do what I love.
I was too scared to fail, too scared of what people would think and too scared that I just wasn’t good enough.
I thought I should quit dreaming and work hard to get a real job. So that’s exactly what I did.
I suppressed the deep longing in me that called me everyday. And did what I felt I should do instead of what my heart was telling me to do.
I read this quote over and over again for many years.
“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” ― Winston Churchill
The longing led to a gnawing feeling inside me that wouldn’t let go. And no matter how great life was, I knew I wasn’t living my truest, or best life.
So I started this blog in November 2017. It’s unleashed an inner drive in me to support and encourage other moms that are on a similar journey. Its filled my heart with so much love and passion and pushes me to be a force of good in the world.
My inner voice tells me: When there is so much darkness in the world be the light.
So, my greatest wish is that my words help you be your best, truest self.
Through my writing I’ll share my struggles and life lessons in parenting, simplifying, following dreams and living a life true to yourself. I’ll include actionable tips that you can use to make a positive impact in your life.
It’s a no should zone. Where the only thing I’ll ever tell you to be is yourself.
If you’re ready to transform who you think you should be to be true to yourself instead subscribe here.
Simply BE Mama – you got this.