Friday, January 30, 2015

January's Challenge :: LOVE YOURSELF

As a wife and mother, I often times find that I put my needs/wants and best interests on the back corner in sake of my family. No one requires this of me; it's just simply who I am. I'm a giver, helper, facilitator. After 2 full years of being a full time stay at home Mom, I've realized a few things:
  1. I have to be the best me to be the best Mom for Connor.
  2. Feeling good about myself, inside and out, effects my marriage in a positive manner.
  3. It doesn't make you vein or shallow to want to take care of yourself
Some of my insecurities have been around since the beginning of time. Well, that's being dramatic but I would say it's safe to say that I've never been truly comfortable in my skin. Something about being a parent and seeing Connor grow so quickly in the last year has pushed me to turn my life around and start LOVING MYSELF MORE. Because damn it, I deserve to love me just as much as I love my husband, son and family.

I'm not in sure what it will take to make me truly feel comfortable with who I am. There are so many different areas of myself that I would like to work on and improve. To fully love and appreciate. I will always be a work in progress but one thing I know: THIS YEAR I WILL LOVE MYSELF.

Today is my first full day back in Ohio. Do you know how long I've wanted to say that? Over the next few weeks, Hell maybe even the whole month of February, I will be focusing on getting our house in order, creating a new place for Connor to call home. But I can promise you that I won't be putting my needs on the back burner for long. I plan to set-up our membership with the Y and start a workout routine and getting life back to normal!

Happy Friday friends!


  1. Love this post!! I completely agree!!

  2. Glad you are taking care of you! Loved this post! :) so happy for you and being back in Ohio! Yay!

  3. You deserve to love yourself more, you're fantastic! <3 Thanks for joining us for the January Love Yourself Challenge! :D

  4. I love #3. So many moms try to guilt themselves into feeling bad for taking me time. I am a better mom because I take me time. So glad you can finally say your home!

  5. Great post!!! So very true, for myself as well! Thanks for sharing this. Have a great first weekend in Ohio!!

  6. I couldn't agree more with #2. Well all of them actually. Good luck getting settled and finding s new routine. Your February sounds like what my March should be like (assuming no delays!). I think a month is a good grace time to settle in.

  7. I may not be a wife or mother, but I can definitely relate to wanting to love myself!!

  8. Ohhhh I love love LOVE this. Great reminder and great goal!

  9. Fab goal to set yourself and completely agree, if you're not happy you're not giving anyone or anythinhb (kids, relationship, friends, work)the best of you!


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