Being true to yourself.

I will be the first to say I am no where near perfect! At this moment there’s a big pile of dishes in the sink, a dozen loads of laundry that needs to be done and I need to wash my hair!

In life I feel as Moms, business owners and just woman in general that there is so much pressure on us to be the “perfect” woman. We must have a clean house at all times, make great money, go to the gym, be the best mom the world has ever seen, oh and lets not forget… still trying to look gorgeous while doing it all… Its alot to keep up with. And I’m getting tired just writing about it.

If there is one thing becoming a mother and business owner has taught me it was learning more about myself. Who I am. What I love… and don’t. It has pushed me to the edge of breaking but also filled my life with passion and purpose.

I feel that the truest gift we can give ourselves as woman are knowing who we are and who we are not. Realizing that having dirty dishes in the sink is okay. And that load of laundry will get done.. sometime.

The moment you find yourself is magical. Its enlightening and powerful. I have learned to stick up for what I believe in and love.

I would be lying if I said that somedays are challenging, as mothers we can all sympathize with this. The days I have SO much editing to do are generally the days when my four year old wants most of my attention. The days I have zero energy was the day I was supposed to clean my house. The day I start my diet is the day I want nothing but Chocolate cake.

See where I’m getting at? We are meant to be imperfect. You are beautiful JUST the way you are. Embrace your flaws. Learn to love them, because after all.. they are who we are. Its what makes us all so unique.

Here are some of my imperfections:

1) I prefer to wear flip flops over ANY heels.

2) 99% of the time I loathe any picture taken of me.

3) Most times I’m too lazy to do my hair, So a messy bun is my “go to”.

4) Ive been trying to loose my son ‘baby weight’ for over 4 years now… Still trying!

5) I am my own worst critic.

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Dawn Cowart : 13:23 February 28, 2013 Reply
Can I get an AMEN?!?!?!?! You are so right on with this. It's hard wearing so many hats but all we can do is the best we can do. I love my job, Iove being a Mother, and I love taking care of my Mother (who is 88 and lives with me). All of the guilt we feel for not being perfect is enough to make you overweight with dirty hair lol - I'm in the same boat - nice to know I have someone to help me row. Get it girl, you're AWESOME!
Liz J : 13:26 February 28, 2013 Reply
Thanks for this post this morning! It's nice to know we're not alone in feeling this way. As I'm still working on finding myself I'm a little closer everyday :) Oh and about the 'baby weight'.....my baby was 5 when I finally lost most of it. Still working on the rest ;) ((hugs)) Liz
Cat : 14:01 February 28, 2013 Reply
Great article! I love how you have learned to not worry about false societal pressures. We are all imperfect. There is only one perfect human, and as long as we look to Him, and do everything we do for His glory (1 Cor. 10:31), there is no better life to ask for. You have such an amazing talent and I'm very happy for you!