If there was one word to describe you right now it would be: Selfless
Since you’re here right now, something tells me that you’re an amazing, dedicated, yet tired mama looking for more.
Many times, society tends to writes us off after we become moms. They tell us that our ONLY focus should be the kids, and if you don’t feel fulfilled with just that, you’re labeled as a bad mom.
That is why so many of us mamas struggle with guilt. Feeling guilt when we want to take some time for ourselves. Guilt when we want to pursue a professional goal or hobby.
So maybe you…
- Feel like you are on autopilot.
- Have passions and/or dreams you want to pursue, but have no idea where to start.
- Feel isolated and that many others don’t relate to you.
But you know deep down something is missing.
You want to refocus on where your family started, your marriage.
You want to have something of your own that you are passionate about.
You want to be a mom that is present.
You feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to have some time for yourself.
Trust me, mama, I’ve totally been there.
I have a few core beliefs…
- I believe that God has already given us all the tools we need to be the people we were destined to be.
- I believe that the greatest joy comes from helping others.
- I believe that all mamas deserve to truly be self-fulfilled.
So here it is: You are the hardest working mom out there. You want it all – self fulfillment, a great marriage, being the best mom to your kid/s, and have a professional career that you feel proud of.
Sweet friend, I’m here to help you get there!
My name is Gretchen Dauzat and I empower passions beyond motherhood.
How did I get here?
In August of 2015 when our twin boys were born we had a 3-year-old and an 18-month-old. We went from a family of 4 to 6 just like that! However you imagine having 4 kids 3 and under, that is how our lives were. Loud, chaotic, and a lot of diapers!
I was in survival mode. I was going through life as best as I could. Trying to care for these little ones. We woke up, went to work, came home, made dinner, bath time, play time, bed time, and I crashed, hoping to get whatever sleep I could with the twins.
One night, as I laid on the carpet in the twins’ room, I realized that I was going to have a nervous AND mental break down if I kept doing what I was doing. I didn’t know who I was anymore. I had dedicated the last 4 years of my life to bearing, feeding, and caring for these four blessings that God had given me and yet, I felt so lost.
That night I promised myself that when the twins were 7 months old, we would sleep train them and I would make it a priority to take some time for myself.
March of 2016 came a couple of months later and I kept my word. After we sleep training the twins I was able to sleep in our bed for a WHOLE night and I knew I was on the right track!
Next, I took a hard look at my schedule and was able to carve out some “me” time. I decided to start working out and I also started listening to personal development books.
This gave me the motivation and determination I needed to pursue a passion I always dreamed of doing: blogging.
I invested in myself and took a writing course. In July of 2016, I launched gretchendauzat.com.
Blogging and writing for other publications throughout this past year has been so pivotal in my journey. From this, I realized how much I love to use my story to help other women realize, pursue, and cultivate their passions beyond motherhood. For us moms to really begin living the life we’ve always dreamed of.
I want this for you too sweet friend. I want you to know that you don’t have to live your life in “survival mode” and that by first filling your cup with whatever truly lights you up you can live the life God has planned for you.