A recent conversation with a friend compelled me to write about freedom in parenthood over at The WM Parenting Connection
She was lamenting about her bad day at work and all the things she had to deal with. She said that she wished she had the freedom that I had. As a stay at home parent on a career break, she thought my lifestyle was much freer than her own.
She really made me laugh because I am not free. As every parent knows, stay at home or otherwise, your life is never your own again, once you have kids. In essence, you swap one kind of servitude for another kind. You are still in bondage to someone other than yourself.
I am not complaining and wouldn't have it any other way now. I love my new life, even the challenging bits. I am a mother for four years now, but almost every day still feels new.
I mention in the piece the things that I do to make myself feel free in my new lifestyle. I go for breakfasts with friends while my son is at preschool. I take long walks and practice yoga. I write when I can.
What things do you do to make yourself feel free?