One thing I feel already is how much I'm growing as a person by becoming a parent. It's not only me anymore and it hasn't been for 8 months. Because for almost 8 full months I've been carrying and growing another human! And even though I don't have to do the practical mommy things yet, or take care of a baby outside the womb, I feel that I'm growing as a person so much at this stage as well.
This spring and summer so many things are happening that means personal growth for me. One thing that already happened was me & my husband moving to Stockholm permanently (in the beginning of March). Last year when we moved here the first round, we didn't know if it would be for a couple of months or if we actually would stay here. So now, when we moved here knowing it's our final destination for a LONG time, it was a different thing! Now I know we won't have our family here so we'll have to figure out most things on our own, even though our families help with everything they can from abroad. But we won't have grandparents for Mini that can come by once a week and help us when we're tired as new parents. So this definitely means becoming even more independent as our own tiny family. Especially for me since I'm so used to spending lots and lots of time with my mom (she's actually coming here tonight to visit us though, wihuu).
Next up on my list is obviously having a baby! 6 weeks left and then I have a mini me to take care of. I'm so so so excited but I don't think I have even the tiniest clue about what becoming a mom actually means. I don't think anyone can understand it until the baby really arrives. I've obviously been dreaming about THE DAY for 8 months now but I have a feeling it won't be anything like I imagined it to be when I actually have the baby at home with me. Becoming a parent is probably IT when it comes to personal growth. I believe you get a whole new version of yourself, a version that is more caring, less selfish and more loving. And 100 other things. Can't wait to see what type of mama I am! (Probably an overprotective crazy one hehe)
Another big thing that is happening in a couple of months is me & my husband getting sealed in the temple. We got married last year in July, but this year we'll have a temple sealing, which means we'll have a religious ceremony that means our marriage is eternal. How beautiful is that? I've been waiting on this temple sealing since our wedding day and this time I'll actually wear a proper wedding dress haha. We'll see how I fit into that so shortly after pregnancy though heh.
Growing as a person is the best thing I know. Looking back at who I was just a year ago feels so weird and it makes me so happy to see how far I've come. You ever get that feeling when you remember how you acted or something you did a long time ago and you're like wow that's not me?! I have a strong wanting to be better, to grow and develop. And I don't understand when some say changing as a person is a bad thing. The opposite. Changing towards the better is the best thing you can strive for. I'm so lucky to be around people that make me want to grow in every way. <3