I have to admit. I am a little embarrassed to write this post. But I think it needs to be written. So here we go.
It’s hard being a mom. Isn’t it?
We struggle with balance between our personal desires & lives and giving everything we have to our kids and family. I know I do. I have the hardest time finding balance between the two. I suppose it is a constant endeavor, this thing called balance.
So a couple weeks ago I was in a funk. You know the funk where you don’t get dressed.
You aren’t motivated to put on makeup.
You haven’t showered quite as often as you should. (or so your husband says… psh what does he know?)
You might have even forgotten to brush your teeth until later in the day. (Just me? Dang it.)
You figure, “Well all I do is take my kid to and from school, hang with my little & clean/cook all day! Why should I care?”
Guys, this was me. The person who writes a ‘fashion/beauty blog’ inspiring women to embrace their own beauty can’t get out of her sweats.
Now that’s just a tad bit embarrassing.
You know what snapped me out of it? You’re gonna laugh…
I put on a bra.
Yep. One day I put on a bra (it was that bad, people) and felt a little bit better about myself! Imagine what I’d feel like if I did my makeup or hair or something, this is incredible!
So I did that. I did my makeup. I got dressed cute. I fixed my hair. And you know what? I did feel great!
I felt like the house chores weren’t half bad. I felt happy to make my husband breakfast & play with my kids. I felt good about myself as I went about my errands.
I felt like I could conquer the day.
I just wanted to take a minute to refocus my life & this blog. I am here, writing this, not because I have it all together and I feel like I have some wisdom to impart to you. I am here writing because I am in the trenches with you!
I think we all are! Some might be better at it than others, but we’ve all had that feeling. I want this blog to be a place where women can come and be inspired to be a better version of themselves. I want to take the intimidation out of things like makeup, beauty, hair, fashion. I want those things to feel within reach for all of us, even if you’ve never been a ‘fashionista.’
Feeling good about yourself isn’t shallow, being confident is attractive, and being a mom doesn’t mean you have to lose yourself in the process!
And when you are here, at Ma Nouvelle Mode, I really, truly hope you feel encouraged, not judged. I hope you feel connected to a community of women, not alone. I hope you’re inspired to embrace your true beauty!
I’d love to hear from you all. If you can relate, how do you ‘fight the funk?’ What are your go-to ideas that help you feel good about yourself? Please share, I am sure it will encourage more than just me!
Oh and a side note – my husband who is not one for compliments, noticed and has complimented me each day I got dressed! Imagine that!