I’ve learned endless lessons from being a mom, including things I never even re-alized I didn’t know! The journey of motherhood has provided me with knowledge that I can apply to all areas of my life. Sometimes, life’s biggest teachings are taught by the tiniest of people.

Lesson 6: Let It Go & Live Your Life

Being a mom has taught me to let go. As you can imagine, this has been a diffi-cult lesson to learn. I like things to go my way; I like work to go well, and I like to do the things in life that I want to do.

Having my son, getting divorced and moving forward with our life has showed me that there is no option that will work, other than letting go. When you share custody with an ex, you realize that your child will have life experiences without you that you are not aware of. This is a strange awakening. This is not what you imagined when you were pregnant, yet it becomes your reality.

The funny thing is, it can actually be a great reality. Recently, my son was at game 7 of the NBA playoffs cheering on the Miami Heat with his father. I couldn’t be happier for them to do this together. By letting go of the way that I wanted things to be, I have learned that they can be much better than any-thing I could have thought up. Being a mom has shown me that sometimes, things work out much better than you had planned.