What a week it’s been and it’s not even the weekend yet ha!
I have been ill (I still am), I have been at the office, I have been working from home, I have been playing with my daughter, I have had naps with my daughter, I have laughed, I have cried, I have lived my best life despite feeling like crap and coughing my way through the hours. Life before Penelope would probably meant that I would’ve cancelled the week and focus on feeling better, but now I can’t do that, quite honestly - I don’t want to.
I have a busy and very exciting February coming up and in the midst of planning with my husband, I allowed a moment of self doubt to take over, “what will they say?” mindset just totally took over and I felt defeated. My husband who’s my biggest supporter and cheerleader (is he even your man if he isn’t your nr 1 fan?!) just looked at me and said who cares?! I was first taken by his bluntness and felt he wasn’t understanding me but the reality was, I wasn’t understanding him.
You can’t live for other people’s approval of you and/or your decisions, whether that’s how you parent, dress, live, work etc.. none of it has anything to do with anyone else but yourself.
When my daughter was born I made the decision to level up x10 because the life I’ve envisioned for my family requires more and better. I earn more money now than I have done, I feel more at peace now than I have ever done and I stress less.
I am happy and extremely thankful for everything that I have at this right moment so why should I give that happiness away out of fear of what others may or may not think?
I have a tribe of incredible women around me who inspire me on the daily and we are all moulding the ways for our daughters to one day reach for more and be more.. Being a mother is the very best but no woman is just ever only a mother even how incredible it is. You are still you and all the other roles/hats you carry, let your children see all of that. I hope one day Penelope will be inspired by me, or inspired by someone who creates her own instead of relying on someone to make her life. Make your own! We are all capable 💕