What if I told you that you were ok?
What if that friend, that commercial, that show, was all just an illusion and you will NEVER be like them and even if you were, then you still may not be happy?
What if you wanted to lose weight because of your health, or because you wanted to look great, not because you saw "her" and now you feel as if you don't measure up?
What if I told you that life was not about looking at everyone and trying to be the very best version of them that you can be?
What if it's ok that your friend decided not to talk to you because you were being you and not the version she wanted?
What if I told you that being you, just you in whatever form it comes in, you are who you were meant to be?
What if I told you that you are beautiful?
What if I told you that the shirt you're wearing looks great on you?
What if I told you in spite of your imperfections, you are a great person?
What if I told you that no one's perfect and YOU are a great mom?
What if I told you that you have incredible potential to be whomever you dream to be?
What if I told you that you don't have to become someone else to be you?
What if I told you that you could impact the WORLD just by being you?
What if I told you that freedom is being you?
Be mindful of who YOU are and who YOU are to become. My dad once said "if you have to be by yourself to be yourself then damnit that's what you do." This was in reference to peer pressure at school, however I found it's usefulness in life at times. I'm not saying become a hermit and pull away from the world, never to aspire, hope and dream but it's ok to pull back sometimes and get YOU together. Listen to your inner voice and decide what's important to you. What are YOUR desires, hopes and dreams. As moms we take on not just our family, but friends, others, strangers at the grocery store, the squirrel in the middle of the street (insert laugh), and we give advice, we love hard, we give even harder but we must take time to evaluate ourselves in the process so that we can become the person that we were meant to be. I'd be remiss to say that everyday of our lives from the moment we state I'M OK WITH ME will be unicorns and rainbows, but what I am saying is that being true (whatever your truth may be) is ok. This weekend I had a great time with myself. I watched TV, listen to music, danced, took myself out to eat, worked a bit, didn't work a lot, talked to friends I haven't seen and it was delightful. I wasn't trying to be better at anything, I was simply being me. It opened up my mind to what I truly wanted out of life and help settle the noise in my head that kept saying to do more is to do better.
“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.”
― Maya Angelou