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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Playing Nice

Last night, in the midst of another chaotic mess with my family, I had the thought, "I will be nice to myself.  I am enough." run through my head multiple times.  It was weird, because as far as I was concerned, I am usually good to myself.  But as I've continued to think on it, I've realized maybe that's not so.

Recently, a girl in my hometown had something done to her face.  I don't know what it was, something changing the shape of her jaw and possibly some fillers in her cheeks, but she looks good.  Like a completely different person good.  So naturally, I spent a good thirty minutes looking through all of her pictures and wondering if maybe I should do something to change the shape of my face.

A few days ago, I got the idea in my head that maybe I should start getting Botox.  I'm 23, y'all.... Do 23 year olds get Botox?!  (Serious question though... I have no idea.)  And I also started looking for a night cream for my face.

I've started going to the gym, and I've fallen in love with how it has made my arms look.  I'm pretty sure it's the only reason that I continue to go back.  (I had multiple surgeries on my arms, so I probably shouldn't be touching the lat bar... Oops!)

I think as women, we get so caught up in trying to be perfect.  I am one of those women who aspires to have it all - I want to travel, I want to have a law degree, I want to be a great mother (when the time is right,) and I also want to be an amazing wife (again, when the time is right.)  And of course, I want to look amazing while doing it all and having it all.  I need to stop and remind myself that who I am is enough.  And I have no doubt in my mind that last night's "mantra" was a reminder from God.


I read this blog post by Emily Ley a while ago, and it has stuck with me ever sense.  "I will hold myself to a standard of grace, not perfection."  How poignant.

So today, and every other day for that matter, I challenge you to be nice to yourself.  Accept your quirks!  I will no longer be ashamed of my gaudy pink lipstick or the fact that I have addiction to decaf coffee, which really doesn't make any sense.  I will own the fact that my car will always be messy.  And I will embrace the fact that my hair is wild, has a mind of it's own, and could use a 6 inch trim.  I hope that you will embrace the things about you that make you... YOU!

So tell me, what is it that you're going to accept about yourself today?  :)  Have a happy Thursday... Aren't you glad it's almost Friday?!

XX,

SS


12 comments:

  1. I'm a new reader, and I really like your blog! My new mantra has been "done is better than perfect". I often get down on myself for not doing a million things in one day, when I should be proud of what I do accomplish. Today, I'm going to accomplish that I am super pale, and no amount of tanner will fix it.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by!

      Pale skin is beautiful... so glad you are embracing it :)

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  2. Go download the new Mercy Me song "Gotta Let it Go". The lyrics are so great!

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    1. Thank you for sharing that with me :) Definitely just what I needed!!

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  3. It's so important to be nice to yourself, I see so many people hate on their bodies but personally I feel so much better when I just let go of that negative energy. Great post!
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  4. What a great reminder for women everywhere! I try not to compare myself to others and focus on what I like about myself. Great post!
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  5. I just found your blog and your post is amazing. I'm 43 now and I would never think of changing anything to my face. Aging is something that we have to accept and I try to take care of my skin as much as I can. Great post, would you like to follow each other? Please let us know
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  6. DO NOT get Botox. I have a night cream for you, NeriumAD. Works wonders. I am using it. I think in the long run people who get Botox look older.

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