Mother celebration month is officially here! When I think of the woman balancing motherhood alongside all her other responsibilities the first word that comes to mind is:
This is probably not the word you wanted to see, but I am just being honest. There is always something that a Mother has to do! Personally, I have this underlying pressure to fit everything in, to make sure everyone under my roof is pleased, and to make sure my individual identity remains in tact. It is a lot & that is before extending to the responsibilities and expectations outside of the home!!! Over the past few weeks I have reflected on this struggle and have determined that some of this pressure may be:
More than half of the things that I get anxious about are of my own doing! I pile on a little of this, then a little of that, then a lot of that over there, and before you know it – I am in the corner looking like the dag nab bootleg version of the Energizer Bunny! Translation – no batteries, huge piles, and in a corner crying like a baby! Can you relate?!
If so, there is hope found in:
Living a Life of Intention
(& inviting the Holy Spirit all into the mix)
Decide what you will allow to take residency in your physical and mental space. There is a correlation between the two. I have started going through my house – room by room – to release the items that do not bring value to my household. I kid you not – mental weights have lifted from just that act alone. A space that is deliberately clutter free is powerful. You can think clearer and simply exist.
Spring is the perfect season to transition from:
Overpacked Living to rocking Oversized Jackets!
Size tags and labels of any sort are meant to be ignored (think on it 😀 ). So, if you spot a jacket that is a couple of sizes too big – don’t write it off as a lost cause. You may be shocked to find that it fits you just right! Don’t get frumpy fright – try to not go up by more than 1-2 sizes and pair with a form fitting outfit. I recommend keeping the jacket unzipped, styling it loosely, and letting it just hang off the shoulder to do its own thing.
Check out the photo diary below debuting my pre ❤ ‘d Ralph Lauren oversized find.
Car fully loaded with toys to donate to my favorite Salvation Army.
Pre-loved Outfit Cost: $8.50
Jacket: Free, it paid me $1!
(I paid $7 for it and found $8 in the coat pocket 😀 )
Shoes are from DSW Clearance.
I am sooo looking forward to long Summer days of just basking in the sun with my sons!