Thursday, January 19, 2017

Let's get Real: Be who you were meant to be.

Let's take a break for a minute and take some time away from the messes of our daily lives full of toys, clutter, dishes, laundry, your to-do list and let's talk about something.


You are a beautiful woman.  You may be still be in your pajama pants  yoga pants and wearing your favorite hole-y shirt with your hair thrown back in a messy bun drinking your coffee (now cold) attempting to motivate yourself to fold that pile of laundry on the floor.  You might even be wearing your favorite jeans a cute sweater and a necklace drinking your favorite fancy coffee and heading to work.  Either way, you are a beautiful woman.  

You are unique.

Not only are you beautiful, but you are different from every other person on earth.  You are incomparable to the person next to you.  You are amazing!  I may not know you, but I know that you get up every morning and deal with the messy.  Life is messy.  It's busy and crazy and sometimes a bit insane.  If you are anything like me, you try to do too much.  You might be exhausted and on your fifth cup of coffee or you might be slaying the to-do list like a woman on a mission. 

We try and we fail.  We burn out.  We compare ourselves to other people are appear to be accomplishing way more than we are.   We are afraid to be ourselves. 


You are afraid.

I think we are so hard on each other.  No matter what we do, someone is not going to like it.  Criticism comes from everywhere.  We are self conscious and no matter how we pretend to not care what others think, words hurt. 

We hear that we aren't enough or we do too much.  We aren't good enough.  We try too hard. 

I think we put to much pressure on ourselves to be perfect.  We compare ourselves to that picture perfect house but we don't read the blog post and hear about the mess that came before the picture.  

Everyday, I get on instagram and seeing the beauty that my friends capture in their day.  Just this morning, I saw beautiful blue eyes, healing, and some special moments. Yesterday, I saw goofy snap chat faces, proud children and cup towers, piles of fabric, some rainy day baking, and sleeping children.  Every picture has a story and usually started with a mess.  Remember we are messy and we are beautiful.  We can be both.   


You are creative.

You may argue with me, but I firmly believe this (you can read an entire post here!).  You creatively wade your way through the messiness of our day to day lives.  You creatively find the beauty in your day. . . even the hard days when it just seems hard.  You creatively feed your family, run your budget, make your home a home.  Being creative is messy (have you seen my office?). 

Let's start 2017 embracing our messy, crazy lives and look for the beauty.  Let's not compare ourselves with the appearance of perfect.  We are all unique, beautiful, and messy.  Let's not be afraid to be who we were created to be.

Let's encourage each other to be women who despite our mess, live life to the fullest.  Let's not hide behind our insecurities and fears. 

Join me on instagram and use the hashtag #embracethebeauty2017 all year!  Let;s keep each other accountable and encourage each other!


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