5 lessons I learned from the judgements of being a young mum

“People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ― Dalai Lama

When I fell pregnant at 19 I knew that it would come with a huge amount of challenges, but I wasn’t prepared for the brutal amount of judging that would come from complete strangers. For me not only was I a young mum but I also (and still do) look a lot younger than I am which I always felt was more of a curse rather than a blessing because it really exaggerated how young I was. This meant I was immediately judged and experienced  nasty comments, head shakes, stares and eye rolls that got under my skin and really killed my spirit for years. The hardest thing about these judgements was that it didn’t just come from strangers but it also came from the doctors, nurses, midwifes and other professionals who were supposed to make you feel comfortable and safe. So many of my interactions with doctors and hospital staff lacked empathy and our conversations were never of excitement but more a lecture about how hard life was going to be.

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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou

May has been challenging to say the least and has been the perfect example of how unpredictable life can be. Instead of focusing on particular things that happened in May I decided to share with the areas in which I felt a lot of growth.

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3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 3

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” ― Roy T. Bennett


Hello to all of the kind souls who may be reading this! I’ll start this off the same way I started of day 1 and 2 by saying a HUGE Thank you to Discovering Your Happiness and In my shoes… for nominating me for the 3 Day Quote Challenge!

Here is a link to Day 1 and Day 2 if you missed them and would like to read what quotes I shared.

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