To all the ladies out there who are feeling totally exhausted, IT’S OKAY!! Just take a seat, turn on those jams you looove to rock out to or put on your fave Netflix show and chillax for minute.
I have realized that in this season of my life I have been so busy trying to figure out who I am as a person that I just forget to take a break! I mean in a world that is constantly going and freakishly ran by social media, it is literally an on-going battle to try and be who you were created to be! Am I right? It’s like every day something new turns viral and here we are trying to fit in to a forever changing lifestyle. Think about it for a second. When those Snapchat Stories pop up at the bottom of your screen and ramble on about which celebrity has never done this before or praises the half-naked model because she can fit into a bikini made with dental floss. No wonder why us ladies are having a hard time trying to be US! On one hand we have who we want to be, the things WE enjoy, the playlists that just take us back to the good ol’ days and on the other hand we have this booming voice, (or voices in most cases) trying to tell us that there is only one way to be accepted and adored by this world, and that is to try and be someone you are not!
Here I am, 26 years old with 2 nose rings, red hair and a mom bod. A wife to my best friend & husband Chance, a mother of 2 amazingly awesome boys and a manager at a small cheesecake shop. (All The Crave Cheesecakes) 😏Living with my in-laws as we save money for a home to raise our family in. I mean do you think what you just read would be acceptable to most?! HECK TO THE NO!! Haha. But guess what?! I DON’T CARE! I have come to accept and be completely grateful for where I am and what I have. Because if you really think about it, I, no scratch that. WE have more than most. YOU have been blessed with abundantly more in this life than you actually need. And this worlds acceptance is not one.
I scroll through FB and IG (I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom. Ha.) and see all these girls and young women trying to fit this status quo and have to take a step back because I find myself doing the SAME EXACT THING! I’m literally preaching to the choir here. It really breaks my heart knowing that us as women have this unbelievably high standard to be “perfect” and we just pour out all of who we are in trying to reach it without realizing we are actually losing who we really are in the process.
Before there was Facebook and Instagram or even Myspace and Twitter, who were you? What did you enjoy to do? What was your go to song when everything around you was falling apart? Those bag of Hot Cheetos you used to eat as soon as you got home from school are calling your name. (And it’s okay to answer) 😅Remember your Bible? Yeah, it’s still there waiting to be opened and read. God? Yup, he is still there too! Oh my precious sister! You are too beautifully you to be suppressed by what the world wants you to be. Dear friend, the world needs who you truly are. So next time you work out, let it be for you and not because you want to look like so and so. When you change that song on the radio because your “friends” don’t like it but you love it, change it back. At a party but you don’t usually drink, then say no! Stop trying to mask who you are just to please someone else. Quit burying your morals and beliefs deeper and deeper into the ground in hopes to get noticed or becoming “someone”. This life we live is meant to be enjoyed and if we are too occupied watching what others are doing around us then we are bound to lose sight of who God created us to be. IT’S OKAY to not fit in.
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”
— Dr. Seuss
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