She is Tired but She is Fierce

I recently saw this quote floating around: “she is fierce but she is tired.” It’s true. I am both. I am fiercely independent (my husband always jokes about this with me), I believe in myself, I work hard and I love even harder.


If you ask me what I am happiest about it’s my family, especially my kids and being their mom. That being said, it’s been over two and a half years since I’ve regularly slept eight hours straight. Therefore, I am tired—perpetually so.

However, what we say and how we say it matters. 

If I say I am fierce but I am tired, I feel as though I am throwing a little bit of my fiercessness away. I am saying that being tired is holding me back. I would be sorta maybe insinuating that I am not reaching my full potential.

That’s why instead I’d say

 I am tired but I am fierce.

Because being tired doesn’t stop me. I’m a mom (and dang proud to be!) and I am tired. Both of those things are true, yes. But they are mutually exclusive. And you better believe being tired isn’t holding me back. So, you take breaks if you need to, but don’t let it hold you back either. You’re too fierce to let it, mama!

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