It has come to my attention that I need to give a shout out to one of the unsung heroes of the universe:
I salute you!!!!
The sacrifices you make for others, the tireless love and support that you give to your family and friends, your courage, strength, compassion, wisdom, etc ….
However, what about you and your needs? When is the last time you thought about doing something for YOU? I greatly admire your dedication and selflessness, but come on – TREAT YO’ SELF!!! How can you truly be there for others day in and day out without self care? TRUST ME you will be a better parent, Mom, wife, significant other if you take care of yourself as well. If you aren’t already doing things for you, please don’t you dare feel guilty about starting a new trend. There’s no shame in that game. You need to recharge so you won’t get sick and can continue to be there for others which is instinctually what you already do.
I am a proud Mom. If I can be a mere glimmer of what my dear Mother was, I will have succeeded. I hope to be a grandmother one day. I was a single Mom at 24. Although it was very intimidating at first, I LOVED being a Mom. For me, having a son allowed me to stay in touch with my playful inner child, something I never wish to lose sight of!
I made a conscious effort in my late 20’s to make sure I made time for me and continue to do so to this day.
So ladies …. do yourself a favor, exercise a treat yo’ self regime into your life. Follow my lead…..