Sometimes discouragement comes from not being the “real” you, you’re tired of having multiple personalities, different faces for different people, someone for your Mom and Dad, someone else for your friends.
Then there are those times when you know who you are, you have the spouse, the family, but someone in your inner circle doesn’t like you. They second guess your smiles, mistake your work for “making an impression”, question everything you do as if you’re their latest science project rather than their Mother, and hear things you’ve never said.
I thought it was tough trying to figure things out when I was in High School. College brought a new kind of scary. Now that I’m a Mother, everything would be just great, if I didn’t have those things called; feelings.