I see these beautiful moms on IG, with their beautiful children, their beautiful homes, and their beautiful IG page. Haha. I am in no way making fun or criticizing these moms, I actually admire them. They are everyday mommies like us, but they had the courage to DO something.
I like to consider myself the D.I.Y. mom. If I can save money and do it myself, then HECK! Ima do it! Lately though, I have had to D.I.Y. myself. I know that sounds odd, but stay with me. Money has been very tight in our home, but lets save that for a later day, I’ve had to find ways to make things work and one of those things has been my self care. My daughters are priority, so their needs are always going to come before mine. Most moms understand this, that is why we see tons of moms with fabulous looking children, and mommy in a bun, some makeup, and gym clothes. The things we do for our kids, right?
I like to say I D.I.Y. myself because, I literally do it myself. I pluck and cut my brows, to make sure they stay on fleek. I give myself a bang cut, in between actual cuts, because ain’t nobody got a budget to get their hair trimmed once a month. And I know that this is the worse thing you can do for your hair, but box dye is so cheap! But I promised my hairdresser friend I would never do that again. Thank God for friends, she said she would hook it up with a deal when the time comes!! Now my wardrobe, the dreaded wardrobe. Every time I step into my closet I swear I have no clothes, and I haven’t shopped for myself in like a year, so I’ve had to reinvent/repurpose my clothes to make it work. It all pays off, on the days I actually do my make up, hair, and get dressed.
Now when I see these moms on IG looking seriously gorgeous, my first feeling is always envy. That is just me being honest, I look at them in their beautiful clothes, with their eyebrows on fleek, and with the latest accessories and think to myself, “How the heck do they look that fabulous, have so many kids, a job, a husband to take care of, and take beautiful pictures to post on IG?” Or something along those lines. Most days I have no make up, the house is a mess, and I forget to post on my small shop IG page, let alone my own personal IG. But that’s the difference between those moms and I, they just DO. When everything is against them, they find a way to DO.
This year I have made it a goal to just DO, that is why I created a blog. This blog was a dream I’ve had on my heart, and it won’t just happen magically, I have to DO. As moms sometimes we loose motivation in pursuing the things on our heart. Our world becomes our kids and we loose ourselves in being a mom, but that isn’t what life is about. There is a reason we dream and have things put on our heart, because it gives us purpose. Yes, raising our kids and giving them everything they need in order for them to one day pursue their dreams is so important, but when did that allow us as moms to stop dreaming? We woman are capable of doing it all, we have the courage, strength, and ability to accomplish anything we put our mind to. It may not all happen at once, but we have to start somewhere. We just have to keep working towards our goal, and it all starts by simply DOing.