It's been a while since I posted. If you are a regular customer or follow me on social media, you know why. Buying, selling and moving out of a rental by yourself with 2 kids isn't for the faint of heart. I did good to keep the business going at the rate I did. Now that I've survived, it's time to get the business back into full gear.
One thing we are doing is completely changing platforms. It is QUITE the undertaking, but it's going to be so much better- for y'all (if you are a customer) and me. I'm so excited! But as I was updating the website I realized how much the blog had been neglected. (OOPS!) And just like that, the perfect topic popped in my head: EMBRACE IT.
This is something I've reminded several of my friends these past few weeks. It's something that took a while for myself to do. I'm definitely not the same girl that used to tear up the town in college, or the same girl my husband fell in love with at first sight. I don't look anything like her-and that's ok. I'm not her anymore. I'm a wiser, stronger, savvier, more independent version of that girl. I've hung up some hats since then and put on others- like motherhood and businesswoman.
For a long time after having my oldest, I hated putting a swimsuit on. Now I don't worry about the cellulite because I'm too busy playing with my kids. AKA making sure nobody drowns and everyone has enough snacks. (And let's be honest, 19 year old me had cellulite too.) Also, I've been leaving the leggings at home and wearing sundresses again- and it feels so good! Eating healthier and shedding a few pounds hasn't hurt either, but at the end of the day I'll never be that 20 year old girl my husband married again. Honestly, I don't know if I want to be, that means I'd have to go back and give up all the life I've lived these last 7 years.
Moral of the story: Embrace yourself. You aren't the person you used to be, you've lived a LIFE since then- and we're all too busy making sure our kids have enough snacks to worry about the extra roll or two you have. So wear what makes you happy, go hunt down clothes that you LOVE. Go find a GOOD swimsuit that makes you feel HOT- and not just because it's 87 degrees with 95% humidity. Chase your kids at the playground. Jump in the pool. Make memories.
P.S. If you need a band-aid, extra pair of goggles, juice box, sunscreen or ball to play with, we're happy to share. But us mom's know all we really need is an ear to listen about how our kids summertime bickering is driving us crazy- and snacks, because the kids cleared out your pantry even though you restocked it yesterday.