New year, same you.


โ€œNew Year, same me.โ€

I know I know. Youโ€™ve probably seen this quote floating around A LOT the past few days.

Hear me out.

Since, I donโ€™t know FOREVER?! January has been full of new diets, new fads, change.
But WHY do we feel the need to overhaul ourselves just because the year is different?

Truthfully?
I like who I am! The extra 2020 weight and all! ๐Ÿ˜œ
Do I have areas I would like to improve in? Sure!
But just because itโ€™s 2021 does NOT mean Iโ€™m going to just suddenly be able to be a morning person or hate pizza and cookies.
I honestly donโ€™t see a need to put all the pressure on myself to attempt to be someone Iโ€™m not. Who the hell has time for that?!

If youโ€™re feeling the pressure to loose weight, make a big change or take a big leap- we donโ€™t need to rush those things. Take your time. Starting in January doesnโ€™t make those things any easier or more important. โค๏ธ
And damn it, here is to always improving the people we are, NOT trying to completely change them. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Showing Up for Our Daughters

If you wouldnโ€™t say it to your daughter, donโ€™t say it to yourself. โฃ
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๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ. โฃ
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Now remember that the sweet little girl who makes your world turn is looking to you to show her what self love is. โฃ
How can we expect them to love themselves if we donโ€™t show them how? โฃ


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Replace your negatives with positives. โฃ
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Let her know that their worth is not determined by a pant size.โฃ
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Be proud of YOUR body so she knows to be proud of hers. โฃ
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๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ. ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ. ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ˆ๐˜•๐˜‹ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง. ๐Ÿงก โฃ
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Itโ€™s Not Your Door.

๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ข๐ญ ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง, ๐ข๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐๐จ๐จ๐ซ. โฃ
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Iโ€™m guilty of trying to force those doors open. Trying to fit in to a box that wasnโ€™t mine to be in.

I was driven by the constant need to fit in. Be included. Be LIKED. Fitting myself into a mold that just wasnโ€™t me.
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It was almost exactly a year ago when I decided to say โ€œYESโ€ to myself. โฃ
The real me- not the me that I thought I should be, or the one others wanted me to be. โฃ
โฃDid I wake up one day and suddenly not care what others thought?

Of course not.

I still struggle with that. Everyday. But what I did do was decide that MY opinion mattered more than anyone elseโ€™s.

Do I like who I am? Am I being true to myself? Am I happy? Are my actions affecting my loved ones?

Those are the questions that I constantly ask myself, especially when I find myself feeling less than or knocking on those doors that arenโ€™t mine.

The last year Iโ€™ve found out more about myself and embraced my truth more than ever before. Itโ€™s been quite a year, and Iโ€™m so proud of my growth.


My only regret?โฃ
๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. โฃ