The day I decided to live for myself (while being the best mother I can)

The day I decided to live for myself (while being the best mother I can) Claire Samuel

I spent the last few days in a joyous state. I know I am leaving my tiny current flat in Paris to go and live where the sun shines brighter. I thought about Portugal then Montpellier in the South of France. Today, going to live in Tunisia seems so obvious. The weather is great, people are nice, it is a safe place and I work mostly from home so can live wherever I so choose. Additionally, I will teach some French and English classes there.

However, this morning I had doubts. I was wondering if it was the best solution for the children. Then I thought about my goal which is to be a good mother. Such a goal requires me to be a happy person. I have been living on my own with the children for over 7 years now. In my life, I never experienced what it is to live under the same roof with a healthy man. When my son is an adult, I will be almost 50 years old. It would be very sad to postpone my life. As a beautiful person told me lastly: “Live for yourself“. It is the best gift I can give to my children. I gave up my plan which consisted of working like crazy during the week as a lawyer, leaving my kids in a boarding school because I was coming home late at night every day, spending my week-ends doing laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning the home and, if there is ever some time left, enjoying my kids.

Homeschooling is something I am passionate about. So I choose to follow my intuition and the Tunisia path, trusting God and life to meet along the path beautiful souls and to receive marvelous opportunities.

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