The Summer Days of Motherhood

More like the summer daze of motherhood if we’re being honest.  The constant picking up of sopping wet clothes all over the bathroom floor, the constant in and out of the house and the endless snacks can definitely cause some major mommy head spins.

 

Then there are the “well meaning” people who are quick to remind you that you only get 18 summers with your kids so you better cherish even the worst of days. Don’t get me wrong, I totally do. It’s just really hard to do so in the moment of being sleep deprived and hearing your two youngest children yelling at the top of their lungs over some video game because one won’t follow the other around… Cry me a freaking river!

Kids today aren’t in love with the idea of playing long hours outside.. They need constant air conditioning and to tell you how tired they are every 5 minutes. Gone are the days of drinking water from the garden hose or having fun in a sprinkler and then air drying while you ride bikes as fast as you can. (Ahh, the good ole days)

So every chance I get to help my kids enjoy the sweet bliss of their childhood doing anything other than sitting in their rooms on their x-box’s, I’m game! (pun intended) Then there are days where I am drinking my 3rd coffee at noon begging for 5 minutes of quiet because I can’t form a single thought from all the chaos… And I know I am not alone!

 

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There is just something different about summertime. Something that inadvertently makes us moms feel like if we are not constantly doing something with our kids or making the 100th craft idea we saw on Pinterest…then we are failures! Sorry, but I’m not buying what you’re selling with thoughts like that. Let me tell you why…

Believe it or not – kids are simple and yours are, too!! Need proof? Okay! How many times when your children were little would they rather play with the box that the toy came in rather than the actual toy itself.. How many times have you ever heard a small child say this is the best day ever because you flagged down the ice cream truck. Kids are more simple than we realize.

We moms beat ourselves into the ground trying to make sure that our kids are having this grand and amazing childhood with all these expensive trips ( and yeah, they will love those, too ) but, chances are what they will remember most are the blanket forts you make or the silly traditional things that only your family does.

 

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We need to stop driving ourselves crazy and take some time to relax this summer, too. Let the kids enjoy the water or let them play one extra game. The most important thing is that everyone is having fun. That includes us as well.

 

So pour yourself a 3rd or 4th coffee and take a moment to soak in the brief truce made between your kids before the next fight breaks loose. Summer only lasts a season even though it feels like eternity. School is just around the corner, so don’t forget to update your back to school countdown.. One more day down and don’t kid yourself to think that we aren’t counting them down.

 

 

 

Until next time my beautiful mommies – stay safe, cool and blessed this summer!!

30 Life Lessons I Learned By 30

I turn 30 in three weeks from today and boy have I learned a lot of things in these (almost) 30 years! Mostly, lessons learned the hard way. Is there any other way? (((sigh)))

 

I can tell you though that many of these lessons often came with huge beneficial gains for me mentally, physically and spiritually. Yet, sadly, sometimes it took learning some hard lessons more than once to really grasp the calamity of it all.

However, as I am quickly approaching thirty and getting ready to leave my twenties behind, I find it’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on who I am as a person and just how far I have come from that young woman who entered into her twenties a decade ago.

 

So many lessons learned over these past three decades that I have been blessed to be alive, but in the spirit of “30”, here are thirty life lessons that really made a difference in who I am today and might help you going through something similar at your current stage in life.

 

 

1.) It’s okay to say no  – Those who truly respect and love you will understand.

2.) Get to know the real you – Take time to get to know who you really are. What are your likes, dislikes, goals, dreams. Not just what everyone else is doing. You do you! Trust me, it will pay off!

3.) You cannot make everyone happy – Trying to do so will only bring yourself misery. Not everyone will like you. They aren’t supposed to, and that’s okay!

4.) Having boundaries does not make you bad – It’s quite healthy and necessary and those who have issues with your boundaries do not respect you.

5.) Stand up for yourself – No one else can do it for you and if it costs you certain friendships, jobs or opportunities, then they weren’t worth your peace or your time to begin with.

6.) Forgive others – It’s not for them anyways, its for you and your peace!

7.) Don’t participate in toxic relationships – People will only treat you to the extent of how far you allow them. True friendships and relationships are mutually funded.

8.) Perfection does not exist – Trying to keep up with the Jones’s will only be a waste of your own good life. No one is perfect!

9.) True happiness is not found in material things – Having a nice house and a flashy car is wonderful, but don’t let your self-worth get wrapped up in what big or small material items that you do or do not possess.

10.) Change is inevitable – You can either embrace it or fight it, but change will come regardless and sometimes it can be a beautiful thing!

 

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11.) Be the bigger person – You cannot make everyone see your side of things or your perspective, whether right or wrong. Make peace with it and move on.

12.) Everyone makes mistakes – It’s part of life to make mistakes, but learning from them is a choice.

13.) Invest in your skin – Sure, a tan looks great, but healthy skin looks better! Invest in a proper day and night skin care regimen and your body will thank you for it.

14.) Diet & exercise do matter – Never underestimate how important diet and exercise can be for your health. Although, great for your body, it’s also beneficial to your mind.

15.) Sleep, sleep, sleep – As a life long insomniac this has been a hard lesson for me. Sleep is one of the most crucially important tools in your life and also one of which that controls many more mental and physical functions to boot. So, get that rest! Zzzzz…

16.) Knowledge is power – I say this with absolute humble intention. Reading is not something to do when you’re “bored”. Learning is crucial to your mental development. You’re never too old to learn something new. Now, get out there and explore!

17.) Do not conform – You were born to stand out with your own unique talents. Embrace them! Show your gifts to the world and inspire others to do the same.

18.) Not everyone is your friend – Not everyone who says they’re your friend is truly your friend. Some people seek only to bring you down to elevate themselves and weeding them out can sometimes be a heartbreaking but necessary experience in life.

19.) You cannot control everything –  Go ahead and give up that fantasy notion on being able to control every outcome. Learning to accept things in life especially difficult things is a hard but necessary life experience that everyone has to go through. Take what you learned from that experience and use it to your advantage the next time you’re approached with a similar opportunity and you will be all the wiser for it.

20.) Enjoy the little/simple things in life – It really is those simple moments in life that you will look back on and remember. Not that expensive purchase you made or that big promotion. It’s almost always a special dinner reservation with your significant other or family member. Or a simple and totally unexpected gift you will always cherish not because of its monetary worth, but the intrinsic value in which it holds! No one has ever been able to put a price on something I hold dear with sentimental value.

 

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21.) Stop planning and just do itAnother hard lesson for me being the natural planner that I am and my love to make a map and list for everything, is just do it! Sometimes you simply can’t plan for everything and coming to terms with this can eliminate your need for control and devastation when the outcome isn’t as you expected. Life is passing you by minute by minute, make the most of it and just do it!

22.) Make peace with your past – Everyone has a past and everyone has things in their past that they may not be particularly proud of. Forgive yourself for not knowing better at the time. You had to have lived what you did in order to know what you do now.

23.) Laugh every chance you get – Life is too short to be anything less than happy. Laugh as often as you can. Experience the silly and free side of life. It costs nothing to laugh and its good for your soul.

24.) Take pictures, but don’t forget to live in the moment – It’s important for me as a mother to capture pictures and video of my children every chance I get. Literally to the point of them thinking, oh my gosh another picture. It’s also equally important for you to be a part of those memories with your children or friends and family. So snap your pic if you must, but then join the fun!

25.) True character always reveals itself – People will always show you who they really are. Just pay attention to how they treat you or respond to you. If they’re always tearing you down to lift their own ego or agenda, then they’re toxic and need to go!

26.) Respect is earned –  This may conflict with some peoples standards, but for me respect is earned. I will respect someones good heart and hard work in life, but to truly respect someone is more than just a word. It’s also a mutually invested concept and feeling. Example: Would you automatically respect someone who held no regard or respect for you? Of course not! My point exactly. Respect. Is. Earned.

27.) Take the risk and go for it – Apply for that job you’ve always wanted or better yet become your own boss if that’s your dream. You will never get anywhere in life if you just sit on the sidelines doing nothing and being scared of what could go wrong. Go for it!

28.) Be yourself –  Be the true authentic version of yourself. Let others get to know the fun, quirky, creative and amazing person that you are. Those flaws that you may be so insecure over may inspire others to have the needed confidence to reach out and inspire someone else as well. Be yourself! Everyone else is already taken. You are the only you and that is your power!

29.) Don’t take criticism to heart – Especially from those who mean it to harm you or try and belittle you. The issue doesn’t lie with you, it’s their insecurities they need to deal with. Show them kindness and compassion and do not respond with ill intentions. Throwing gas on a fire has never solved anything. Take the high road!

30.) Do accept constructive criticism from the wise – It took me many years of having to do things “my way” and failing over and over before realizing that there are some people who truly have your best interest at heart and have only good intentions with helping you by sharing their wisdom and insight on lessons they too learned after many failed attempts in their own lives.

 

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I hope this list helps you in some way and I would love to hear what life lesson’s you have learned. The good and bad…Leave a comment or send me an email!

As always, to stay up to date on the newest blog posts, please subscribe to our email list so you don’t miss out on anything! Until next time, Stay Blessed Beautiful Mommies! ♥

 

 

 

Why Make-Up is an Essential Part of My Life as A Busy Mom

Every day is the same, I wake up and immediately go into the kitchen to make myself a cup of coffee. I long to have a few moments of quiet to reflect on what I need to get done for the day, while enjoying a hot cup of coffee.

 

Now, does this mean that every day I am successful in this? No. It does not. But, for the most part, I am able to spend some quiet time with my husband and drink half of my coffee before he leaves for work. Shortly thereafter, I hear little feet pitter patter through the living room in search of breakfast to fill their hungry rumbling tummies.

Once I have them preoccupied and my coffee has been reheated and finished, I begin to get myself “ready” for the day. And, yes, for me that begins with make-up! I love the feeling it gives me and I enjoy the process of putting it on. I understand and respect that not everyone likes make-up or can wear make-up, but for me, it’s just as important as my morning coffee.

 

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There is something about the feeling and rush of happiness I get when I gather my make-up bag and brushes and stand in front of my mirror. It isn’t that I think I need make-up and it isn’t about fitting in or any other crazy social stigma that has been placed around make-up. It’s just about my love of color and feeling pretty and the extra boost of confidence it gives me. Plain & simple.

 

There is a mini process I go through before applying my make-up. Rather typical and normal, but still important. I brush my teeth, then wash my face and moisturize. Then most likely after being interrupted by an argument at the breakfast table, I’ll resume and proceed to brush my hair and pull it back with a hair tie. Now the fun part begins!! ♥

 

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After the base of my make-up is on, I feel more awake and confident. As silly as that may sound, it is what it is. When you’re a busy mom of three kids, it really is the little things. Make-up is not an essential must have in order to function in life. However, for me, it is one of those little things that I have chosen to have in my life because it makes me a happy more creative person, and I am okay with that!

 

Being a Mother is hard and it has its ups and downs, so when you find joy as an individual in something as simple as makeup, or a bookclub, the gym, cooking or trying new foods, then I’d say good for you! It’s important in life to have hobbies and things we really love to do and try. It makes us happier people and in return we are happier mothers! I love make-up, baking and reading inspiring books. I love to lift others up and be a source of inspiration or motivation on any level I can, because that is important to me.

 

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Make-up for me is an expression, kind of like art. After all, you are putting colors on your face almost as if it were your canvas you show the world. It’s fun and exciting. Something new to try every day. And at the end of a long day when you wash your face, it’s a clean slate for you to try again tomorrow. Just like life. 

 

I have often joked about make-up as putting on my face or refer to it as war paint, but to put it boldly, it does act as a shield of confidence armor for me. Just like a brand new outfit feels or a sassy new hairstyle. It’s also important to find make-up that does not have harsh chemicals so it does not effect your health in any negative way. Now you can enjoy the harmless fun & creativity that make-up can bring into your life.

 

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As a busy Mother, make-up has given me an outlet of time for myself and the extra confidence to face the day with all of its challenges, the good & the bad. It also brings some color into the equation. Does make-up make me a better Mom? No, I wouldn’t say it like that. It does however make me feel better as a person, and in return I think I am happier and more optimistic. I encourage my children to try new things and be creative and to help others as often as they can. To always be true to yourself no matter what. In return they each have their own uniquely wonderful personalities, and I enjoy watching them blossom daily.

 

Make-up is a personal choice. It is also personalized to each individual. So, whatever it is that you enjoy doing for yourself, I hope you find joy and happiness! ♥

 

Stay Blessed my Beautiful Mommies!

25 Self-Care Ideas to Help Improve your Mental Health

No matter who you are, everyone needs time alone to recharge their batteries and to feel renewed in mind, body and spirit!

 

Life keeps you busy, day in and day out. There will always be a plethora of things to get  done and new things to learn. It’s a never ending cycle, really, and a beautiful one at that!

However, learning to take time for yourself is not only fun and relaxing, it’s also essential for your well being and for your peace of mind.

It may not come natural to you or you may think, I don’t have time for that. Well, you must make time for it and you will thank yourself later! As a mother of three, I understand that getting time alone is hard enough as it is, and to even think about creating “alone time” for myself can be quite laughable at times!

Whether you have newborns, toddlers, school aged children or work 60 hours a week. Making time for yourself is possible and can be quite easy when you start simple.

Time alone and caring for yourself does not have to be an extravagant expenditure. On the contrary, it’s easy and very affordable, if not completely free.

 

I have put together a list of 25 Self-Care Ideas that are simple and effective!

Try it for yourself and leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite self-care tip is!

 

1.) Start Your Day In Solitude

Whether you’re an early riser or you’re like me and find it hard to part with your pillow in the morning. Getting an early start on your day provides you the opportunity to enjoy some peace and quiet while you gather your thoughts for the day, and dare I say enjoy an entire cup of hot coffee in the process!

2.) Play With Makeup

You will feel more motivated to get up and enjoy your day when you feel great about yourself. And if you’re not into makeup, that’s okay, too! Invest in a great skin care routine!

3.) Have Some Coffee/Tea

Or whatever your favorite beverage of choice is, treat yourself to it!

4.) Take A Bath

There is just something so exquisitely calming about a hot aromatherapy bubble bath… It really calms your mind and body leaving you feeling like a new person when you step out!

5.) Give Yourself A Mani/Pedi 

Or treat yourself to one. It’s your choice! A fresh new update to your appearance is sure to boost your mood!

6.) Write In Your Journal

By writing your thoughts and goals down, it allows you the chance to better organize and prepare. Which, in my world is always a great thing! I’m all for trying anything to help keep me from being scatterbrained!

7.) Light A Candle

There is something about the soothing ambience that a flickering candle brings. Pick your favorite scent and let it fill the room with happiness!

8.) Read A Book

Whether you love reading inspirational books or crime thrillers, getting lost in a good book from time to time is good for the soul.

9.) Music

This is my  personal favorite of them all. Music is my go to for pretty much everything. I am obsessed with meaningful lyrics and the rhythms of a really good song!

10.) Meditate 

Taking time to meditate or just relaxing and focusing on your inner thoughts and emotions can be really beneficial to your health. By focusing on your feelings/emotions you can learn to spot solutions to problems or come up with great ideas. Thus, alleviating stress and the feeling of being overwhelmed.

11.) Watch Your Favorite Show

Watch a show you love. Whether its one you’ve seen 100 times or twice, it is sure to bring some nostalgia and a smile to your day.

12.) Take A Nap

This one speaks for itself. Taking a nap is great to soothe a tired mind or body.

13.) Silence Your Phone

If this is one you can get away with for a while, then I highly suggest it! Remove yourself from the constant noise of social media updates, never ending emails, and the ever annoying spam phone calls!

14.) Make Your Favorite Meal

Take the time to prepare/buy yourself your favorite dish! A well satisfied meal is a huge plus in a the midst of a busy chaotic day!

15.) Make A List

Lists get a bad rap, but they’re very handy, and plus, they’re super useful when your forgetful mommy brain decides to take over. And to some, making lists is just therapeutic! It’s like categorizing your mind, but on paper! Ha!

16.) Take A Mental Health Day

If you can, take a mental health day and get out of your normal routine and do something you’ve been wanting to do for a while.

17.) Do Yoga/Exercise

Exercise is great for your mind and body! Yes, you might be sore or tired afterwards, but it leaves you with a feeling of accomplishment and self satisfaction.

18.) Treat Yourself

Buy something you like. Starbucks coffee, a panini for lunch, new makeup, a new scented lotion. Whatever it is. Treat yourself! You deserve it!

19.) Explore Somewhere New

Take yourself somewhere you haven’t been before. Experience the thrill of a first time adventure by visiting a local attraction you have yet to see or explore another town or be bold and take a mini road trip. Just pick a place and GO!

20.) Eat Healthier

This is a no brainer. Eating a well balanced diet and staying hydrated is key to it all. Having a healthy mind, body and spirit starts with having a healthy gut!

21.) Create A Vision Board

This is fun to some and stressful to others. Make it simple. Your vision board doesn’t have to be in stone. Things change, so go with it and have fun and update it along the way.

22.) Play With Your Pet

There is something so sweet and innocent with playing with your furry friend. Or maybe yours is slimy or has scales. To each their own. My sweet frenchie loves to be rubbed and snuggled. And to be honest she is quite the furry therapist. She listens to me against her will and would sit in my lap for hours. A true furry friend!

23.) New Hairstyle

If you’re feeling bold and adventurous and wanting a change, try a new hairstyle! A trip to the hair salon always puts me in a good mood and my stylist is so good at what she does. Win! Win!

24.) Browse A Museum

I could walk around a museum for hours. I love looking at historic artifacts and reading about history and how people lived long ago. And I love browsing beautiful art! A trip to my local museum always puts me in a happy creative mood.

25.) Explore Nature

Go for a walk or a bike ride. Sit on a park bench and watch the clouds roll by. Nature is such a beautiful thing and the fresh air blowing through your hair is sure to put you in touch with your calmer side.

 

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5 Easy Steps for “Spring Cleaning” Every Bedroom in Your Home!

If you’re like me, when it comes to tackling Spring cleaning your home, it’s a little overwhelming at best, and you can easily get distracted if you don’t carry out the task in hand with an appropriate order that works for you.

 

I know what you’re thinking! There’s a “proper” order to cleaning? Get outta here! I fully believe that there is and disclaimer just because this works for me doesn’t mean it will work for you. However, as a mother of three and a human being, I feel I would be letting you down if I didn’t at least pass it on with hopes it helps someone else come up with their own best way to do it… Let’s dive in, shall we!!

 

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Here are the 5 ways “in order” that I have learned over the past nearly 12 years of being a wife and mother to quickly clean my home with minimal stress that really does work and helps….ALOT!

 

1.) Make Your Bed  Hear me out and don’t start laughing just yet. There’s a reason people have been saying for years to make your bed as soon as you get out of it in the morning. It really does provide a small sense of accomplishment before you have even begun your day, and can help set the tone for the rest of your day. Plus, it just helps your room appear more neat and tidy! Score!

Now, depending on your weekly cleaning routine and which day you prefer to change your bedding/linen, you may want to go ahead and tackle this now rather than later. A thought!

 

2.) Clear Out The Trash Picking up all empty water bottles, paper, wrappers or any other obvious broken or disposable items and quickly discarding them will add to your sense of accomplishment and bring joy to the situation.

Trust me! No one likes trash clutter and it is making your heart sad. 

 

3.) Clothes Now, this one for me is where I start to see my bedroom floor finally emerge again. By hanging up any coats, folding and putting away any clean clothes lying around and by picking up and putting your dirty clothes in the wash, you have now most likely eliminated the majority of clutter in your room!

Congratulations, but there is still more work to be done!

 

4.) Books/Paper/Supplies/Toys This step is as easy as it sounds. Books are to be shelved, papers to be filed, toys to be put in a bin (if it’s a child’s room) and office supplies to be placed away in their own designated spot. Don’t have a designated spot for it? With your room more than half way cleaned, now is a great time to find it one.

Feeling accomplished yet? I am! Don’t give up now! The finish line is so close! 

 

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5.) Miscellaneous Items Here it is, the final step.. We have made it! Although, sometimes, this can be the most tedious of all 5 steps. After the above previous 4 steps, this step brings us to all of the items that we have been passing over that just didn’t fit any of the aforementioned criteria slots. With your room now clean and clear of distractions, you should be able to easily find a spot for your miscellaneous item. Whether it be, electronic cords, electronics, photo frames to be hung, stuffed animals (yes, I’m a grown woman with stuffed bears, deal with it!), and any other random items you may have. Because, let’s gets real, we all have them!!

Now, depending on the severity of what you started with, it could 30 minutes later or 3 hours later….But, YOU DID IT!! 

 

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WooHoo!! Do a little happy dance, because you deserve it!! 

 

 

I truly hope this helps someone. Whether, this method works great or you tweak it to make it your own. If you did find it helpful or informative, please share this with family and friends! 

 

Until next time…Stay blessed my lovely mommies!! ♥

Does A Work/Life Balance Really Exist?

Life is hard! There’s no beating around the bush on that. It is what it is.

 

Granted, there are ways to help make your life easier just as much as there are ways to complicate it further…But, let’s be honest for a minute, shall we? Does a work/life balance truly exist?

 

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Parenting is hard, work is hard and life is just down right hard enough without the previous two involved…add all three together and you have what I call the ultimate shit storm of chaos and constant juggling.

It is not impossible to get your act together and have a balanced family routine, diet & exercise plan in place, organized house, bills in check…etc. But, it’s not as simple as 1, 2, 3 either!

If it were, there wouldn’t be the plethora of organizational calendars, schedulers, life planners for moms, dads, work, life and everything else you could possibly imagine.

People could just wake up and remember the 5,000 things that they needed to do that day and then successfully complete all of them in alphabetical order. (Insert sarcastic laugh)

 

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On top of all of that, there is always something or someone out there that will make you feel like they have their life in order and that you are somehow failing at everything because you suck.

In return you will believe these social media unicorns and feel that you are somehow less than and incapable of achieving some resemblance of having your shit together, too.

Lets be real though…No one has their shit together! They are just better at hiding it than you are.

There is no perfect routine or perfect plan to follow that will somehow magically solve all of your problems.

 

Life is not a problem to be solved. Life is a journey to be lived.

 

Every step you take or every decision that you make may not always be the right one, but that is life.

 

You live and you learn. 

 

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There is no way to possibly have everything figured out or even half for that matter.

Just like with children, there is no instruction manual on life. In order to balance something, you must first prioritize what is most important to you and go from there.

It will never be easy and the same thing may not always work twice, but you’ll adapt and you will overcome!

 

The key is to always stay positive – and never give up!

 

Life becomes balanced when you put things into a different perspective. Don’t let life become more complicated than it really is. Life is short, but it does not have to be stressful.

Learn to take life one day at a time and really cherish the little things. You’ll be amazed at how some things really will fall into place for you.

 

Will it be perfect? Hell no! But, it will be worth it!

 

Life is meant to be enjoyed. Life is meant to be lived. 

 

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Why are Introverts often misunderstood?

 

 

What is the very first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “introvert”? Is it outgoing, spontaneous, or being a social butterfly? Or perhaps, is it shy, meek, boring or my personal favorite, anti-social… Some of which may be true for a lot of people. However, I am going to be writing this article from my own personal life’s perspective on being introverted.

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

 

You see, Introverts are not always anti-social, shy, lazy, or boring at all. At least in my case, I do enjoy getting to know people and engaging in meaningful conversations. It’s the shallow “small talk” that I cannot and will not participate in long-term. It is just not who I am. I am not fake, conceited or above anyone else just because I prefer not talking about the weather or what’s currently trending…

It’s because I flat-out do not care. That does not serve any purpose or value to myself, my life, my goals or my dreams. Upon meeting me, most people often find themselves perplexed and unable to read me. (Take a seat and join the club) I am not one to be easily read, if at all. That aside, I am one of the most simple and laid back people you will ever meet. Not a lot bothers me these days. In life, problems will always arise.

However, it is very important to remember that you have the power in how you react to each of them. No one said this would be easy. Introverts especially have a harder time dealing with this, because over time little issues turn into really big problems if not dealt with accordingly. I would highly recommend taking it on a case by case basis, and not letting it bottle up. Advice, I too, am constantly telling myself. If you find it really hard, reach out to a friend or loved one for wisdom and guidance. 

 

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As an introvert and mother of three, I am often misread and accused of being overly complicated or emotionally driven. No, what I am is  extremely passionate about a lot of things. Family has and always will be my biggest love and passion in life. So, when approaching that with me, yeah, I can and sometimes will be overly complicated. My momma bear claws are always out when dealing with someones issues or opinions over my  children. That will always be a line no one wants to cross with me. “Introverted” would no longer be a word in my vocabulary at that point. 

 

“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes remorselessly all that stands in its path.”  ~ Agatha Christie

 

Turning my focus towards my goals and dreams in life, I have come to realize that being introverted isn’t a red flag or a stop sign at all. I have benefited from my introverted intuition far more than any opportunities missed because of any lack of exertion or fear on my part.

I will be turning thirty one years old in 2020, and in my nearly thirty one years on this earth, I have managed to do a lot of great things. I have also burnt many bridges and friendships along the way. I have learned many lessons the hard way and I have rebuilt myself time and time again. Haven’t we all?

Introversion isn’t a stigma. It can be used as a powerful tool. What I gather from my own introverted self, is greater depth when it comes to problem solving, looking outside the box and seeing the bigger picture. Perhaps, even foreseeing potential issues long before they arise. Introversion gives many people an advantage in life. You just have to see it and believe it!

I have also learned that there is no perfect time to start something, but I have learned that there are a lot of wrong ways of going about it. Over the past two years, I have really dug deep and have done a lot of “soul-searching”. Some of the things that I found, I didn’t particularly like. It first takes  identifying the problem, before a solution can be reached. What a revelation that can be!

 

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My point is being an introvert doesn’t make you weird or a loner, in the least. It doesn’t make you less desirable than those people who are highly extraverted. On the contrary, introversion with intellectual depth is quite attractive and it possesses strength, power and intuitive thinking that is essential in today’s world.

Believe me, big successful companies do not have one single person that is sitting there and coming up with idea after idea, handling marketing and then executing them all by hand… No, no, no…

There is a HUGE need for outside of the box thinkers. People who are great problems solvers and who are highly creative, intuitive and have a natural ability to connect with people on a level that actually matters. You just have to look deep inside and really think about what it is that you enjoy doing…

What part of your introverted nature do you excel in the most. Then when you find your answer, take it and run with it. Show the world, babe! Show them that you’re unstoppable

 

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Here is an absolutely amazing link to an article titled, “10 Positive Affirmations for Introverted Women”  Please, give it a read! =)

 

 

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