WOMEN- YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, STRONG, POWERFUL AND SO MUCH MORE!
As a mom of two it’s really hard to see your body as it once was. I know I don’t work out on the regular and I don’t have an incredible diet…or any at that. I do however have me, myself and I to tell myself that I am beautiful day in and day out. I have struggled with self confidence for as long as I can remember…It’s hard not to pick yourself apart when you’re feeling frumpy or bloated or when you’re in a swimsuit or tight jeans that you once fit into not long ago. Your mind takes you into these places sometimes you wish it wouldn’t.
I have come a long way in trying to stop the negativity that occurs and tell myself out loud that I AM BEAUTIFUL. I promise the more you say it the more you feel it. It also helps when you have an amazing support system like a significant other, friends, or family! This brings me to why I wanted to write this post in the first place.
Getting into blogging and running a side business in social media brings A LOT of insecurities… A LOT! It’s weird because I found myself falling into this pit of not being good enough or pretty enough or skinny enough before I started doing this all. Along the way I found some incredible accounts that shared so much positive and empowering content that made me feel fearless, which is why I decided to go for it!
I feel powerful because I stopped thinking about what everyone thinks of me. I am in control of my thoughts, my life, my body, and everything in between. I’m not saying there wont be hard days, but I am feeling more and more confident with where my life is headed. With more consistency and organization I believe I can do more for myself and hopefully for you too!
I recently shot with an amazing woman named, Livia, owner of Less is More Boudoir. I actually came across her feed on Instagram and saw how amazing her work was. It’s tasteful and beyond beautiful. I’m not going to lie I was extremely nervous actually leading up to it, sweating the whole car ride there and probably even a little during the beginning of the shoot.
Thank god for Livia! She is incredible to work with. Not only does she have this amazing spirit but she brings so much creativity to your shoot and the entire time you feel like this new, confident, and powerful woman you’ve never met. Her whole attitude is uplifting and something I’ve never experienced before. I know sometimes people think boudoir shoots are just for your significant other but this wasn’t just for him, it was for me as well! I thought to myself…should I really do this right now…I should lose a few pounds or at least hit the gym a couple times before going. Then I stopped and thought…I know Nate loves me and he would love this no matter what.
Livia told me even though I am going to be giving these away to my husband, it’s a special gift to myself because sometime as mothers we get so preoccupied with keeping the kids going, the meals and laundry and errands that we forget about ourselves and who we were before the little babes. I couldn’t agree more because it has taught me to take time for myself, for us and really be grateful for this masterpiece God has given me.
I hope after reading this you can walk into the New Year with confidence knowing you can do anything you set your mind to. Make sure you stop and love yourself and your body no matter what size or shape. Loving yourself day in and day out is so important. The new year is going to bring so many fun and great things. I can’t wait for you all to follow along for the ride! Happy New Year!
Talk to you soon. XOXO