No thank you, I’m not a cookie cutter person

There is no excuse to not be the best you - even if you are a mom
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Let me just be honest about it, I don’t like to follow. I’m an Aries and I bend the world to my will. I don’t take prisoners and I don’t conform. I’m never going to be your traditional mom or even a boring person. I am a daughter, sister, wife, mom and friend – however, before all of that I am me.

I’m not like the others. I’m not a cookie cutter person that follows…

I will never grow up

No, I will never grow up or give up my toys. I will put them in my designer handbag with lipsticks and play with them whenever I want to. Maybe I’ll share them with my kids.

I hate that word, mature, but I guess I am growing up.

Sheryl Crow

I think it is overrated to be responsible or a grown-up all the time – it makes you old. If you can’t squeeze the best out of every day, why are you even still here? There is more to life than forgetting a part of you so you can be just like everyone else.

I miss who I was before infertility, but I love who I am now

Would you believe that I was once responsible for a R64 million a year e-commerce platform with only R3 million advertising and development budget? This was while I was going through fertility treatments. During this time I also managed a retail marketing team. Before that I was almost always the only girl in the office, because I was in tech. I always was (and still am) in tech. You can call me a mould breaker, trailblazer or just plain me.

I miss that part of me that got lost in the 6 years of treatments. That part of me that smiled more, that didn’t cry rivers, that only worried about saving for a next trip and planning it. I miss the part of me that had empathy for other women.

I’m an Aries and sort of a challenge to myself.

Debbie Reynolds

I joke about being an Aries, but I’m serious about it

I don’t think I would’ve made it through the 6 years of fertility treatments if I wasn’t an Aries – and had a supporting husband. Us Aries just don’t like to be told what we cannot have and we just won’t stop until we have what we want. We are just born stubborn, without an off switch and with a will that can move continents.

Now let me know…

Are you an Aries that bends the world to your will or do you love having an Aries sister/brother/mother/father/cousin/friend?

Susann is a travel, parenting, beauty and lifestyle blogger in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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