When we decided to have babies, I envisioned the kind of woman and mother I wanted to be. And while there are moments every single day when I lose myself in motherhood and the inevitable chaos that comes with the it, I can honestly say that I'm able to embrace the role wholeheartedly because I consciously and intentionally give ME what I need... even if it means solitude and self-love in a Starbucks latte.
Mamas, it's easy to lose who we are as a woman, while we committ ourselves to being the best mama ever. But what I'm learning is that we truly can't give to others if we don't take time to give to ourselves.
If you ever feel like you're losing your sense of self, start with an act of self-love. Your ability to give to yourself will be your greatest gift to the people you love.
On that note, I took my own advice today and treated myself to a fresh new look. And guess what? Mama is coming home feeling on top of the world.
Your joy is infectious. Fill your cup, first...and always.