Welcome to My first blog. Here I am, excited about putting my thoughts down in a place where someone will read it.
For years now I have made many attempts at writing. A few poems, expressions of happiness, anger, disappointment, words in my head jotted down and then forgotten. So today, during one of my musings on doing something constructive, I made up my mind that a blog is the best place to share my insights.
So step into my world. I am Dominica Greatorex. A mother first, to two amazing adults. A teacher next. Teaching has been my passion for a better part of my adult life and I enjoy every moment of it.
Lived in this lovely town Hubli, in Karnataka for all of my growing years.
Once married I became a part of the Indian Naval family and like all defence families travelled across many Indian ports. Each posting was an experience.
A first time mom at the age of 23, was exciting, scary, a learning, a growing exhilarating experience. I had some of the strangest and widest range of emotions. With a second baby at the age of 28, you would think I was seasoned enough. Well, let me just say, no two babies are alike, not even siblings. And so began my journey of motherhood and more.
There are many sides to me, but the most important one is being a MOM.
There is no way you are just a mom, you are always a work in progress. You go through stages of panic, to coping, to confidence. The moment a child is born, there is the birth of a mother too.
Mom – Probably the most used word in the dictionary, no matter in which language.
Being a Mom means trusting your instincts. Knowing that the little life you hold in your arms needs you… every minute of every hour of your day. It means forgetting to look pretty or comb your hair or sit down to enjoy a cup of tea and sleep is like a Unicorn, you’ve heard about it, but you are sure it doesn’t exist. Being a Mom = Miracle maker, Spiritual Teacher.
There is no way to be a perfect mom, but a million ways to be a good one. The role you play in your child’s life defines them.