This time of year brings an incredible amount of stress. It's almost VOLCANIC.
But it's more than the time of year. Something is happening my Mom friends, something where we are all about to ERUPT.
WE ARE MOMMY VOLCANOES. MAGMA MAMAS.
We are under pressure. And eventually, it will come to the surface.
Although the Earth is solid rock, it’s under high pressures
and temperatures, and this causes rock to melt and squeeze out of cracks
in the rock. When it’s underneath the surface, the molten rock is called magma.
When it reaches the surface, it erupts as lava, ash and volcanic rocks. The magma collects into vast chambers beneath the Earth’s
crust. Since this magma is less dense than the surrounding rock, it
“floats” up to the surface, seeking out cracks and weaknesses in the
rock. When it finally reaches the surface, we see this as an eruption.
I see women who are under such immense pressure from themselves, husbands, parents, children. They are keeping it together but I see. I see it floating to the surface. Cracking. Breaking. About to ERUPT. We are on a path that is so strenuous, over scheduled, stretched thin we can hardly take it. I keep hearing Moms say: I'm EXHAUSTED. I'm so TIRED. I'm at the end of my ROPE. You keep going even though you are about to blow. Too tired to change.
You see the nature of a volcanic eruption
depends on thickness of the magma. When the lava flows easily, it can
travel far. When the lava is very
thick, it creates a more familiar cone volcano shape. And when the lava
is extremely thick, it can build up in the volcano and EXPLODE.
How thick is that lava that's building beneath the surface for you?
Believe it or not YOUR LIFE BELONGS TO YOU. YOU ARE ALLOWED TO QUESTION, SEEK, SLEEP, SAY NO and TAKE THINGS OFF THE SCHEDULE.
You are allowed to take a yoga class instead of taking your kid to a birthday party. You are allowed to sign up for juice boxes for the class party and not to bake homemade cupcakes. You can send New Years cards instead of Christmas cards or an email instead. You can pull back on Christmas gifts and not put yourself in major debt. You can relax, take a bath, take a yoga class, and have lunch with a girlfriend.
IT'S YOUR LIFE. Stop being too busy to enjoy it.
Listen up Magma Mamas. Before you BLOW.