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Woman has an important and inspiring message for all mothers struggling right now: 'It gets better'

Mother encourages fellow mothers to hang in there and be kind to their exhausted selves as things would not be this heavy forever.

Woman has an important and inspiring message for all mothers struggling right now: 'It gets better'
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @_itsbriannam

Motherhood is rewarding, but at the same time, it is exhausting. No matter how many books a woman reads, nothing prepares them for the havoc and storm it will bring in their life. Moreover, the whole journey is so chaotic that mothers don't get to appreciate the milestones they cross. Brianna—who goes by @_itsbriannam on TikTok—shares a video about the two phases of motherhood and how it gets better eventually. One of the phases shows the mother overworked to the brim, while in the other, she is featured at a point where she has gained some freedom for herself.

Image Source: TikTok/@_itsbriannam
Image Source: TikTok | @_itsbriannam

The video began with an elated mother expressing her joy at finally being able to be herself. Being a mother is not an easy task, as it completely overtakes one's life. Besides, after becoming a mother, for many, their baby becomes the primary priority. It pushes their own selves into the backseat. They find it difficult to do things for themselves as they have someone completely dependent on them. The joy on Brianna's face was because, after a long road, she had finally come to a place where she could prioritize herself. The mother explained in the text overlay, "When your kid starts to get a little older, you get a little bit of your independence back and you start to feel like your old self again."

Image Source: TikTok/@_itsbriannam
Image Source: TikTok | @_itsbriannam

She created the video based on the audio from the movie "Inside Out." The exchange occurred in the sequence where Riley's imaginary friend, Bing Bong, had to take a leave. The emotional farewell is the best fit for the video as here also, the mother was bidding goodbye to the phase where she was overwhelmed out of her mind. Bing Bong symbolizes the mother, the woman she is leaving behind. Therefore, when Bing Bong's turn to speak came, the exhausted mother appeared in the frame.


 
 
 
 
 
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Brianna described the exhausted mother in the text overlay, "The part of you that will always be a brand new mom sitting alone in a nursery, rocking your newborn baby, wondering how in the world you're going to get through this." The newborn babies need constant attention and mothers often lose themselves while taking care of them. Things change when they grow old and they finally have time to do things for themselves. It is when they get their 'me' time. Through this video, Brianna is encouraging mothers out there to just hold on as things will not remain so heavy all the time. At the same time, she is also asking them to be a little kind to that exhausted version of themselves in their memories.

Image Source: TikTok/@bionic_w0man
Image Source: TikTok | @bionic_w0man
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Image Source: TikTok | @simonebunn1

The comment section was touched by her encouraging message. @ambernbennett88 wrote how the transformation has not been easy for her, "kinda feeling a void with this though... kids really don't need me... and I was just getting the hang of it." @lunabear_17 commented how she is going through an identity crisis because of this transformation, "Instant tears because I honestly don't know who I am anymore." @roereliza expressed her emotions watching her parents also age in the process, "What hit me, even more, is watching my parents slowing down playing with my kids. My kids are growing up and so are their grandparents."

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