I think sometimes I forget that my little side of the world is relativity "out there" for all to see. Being a small business owner in a town this size does that to you.
But it still surprises me when someone in real life asks me something about my social media life. Don't get me wrong, I'm so glad you are all here to listen to and care about what I'm doing!! But the truth is, it isn't always easy for me to be real. Like, show my weak side real. So here it is.
For the past three years, I've struggled with migraines, memory loss, fatigue, and, in general, just plain fighting for some kind of normalcy in my life with constant pain. I am so grateful that I do have more good days than bad, but this month has been a heaping lot of stinky ones. I know this too shall pass, but in this minute it sucks. I'm not very good at letting others care for me because I prefer to be caring for everyone else. This month especially, I have had to lean heavily on my amazing team, and I am so thankful for them.
This got me thinking… us mamas are not good at all letting others care for us. We tend to just keep on keepin' on. With Mothers' Day just around the corner, I encourage my mamas to let someone else do something for you, hear others when they ask if they can help, accept the compliment without an excuse, and be present even when it's easier to be working or doing something else. We do not have to be Superwoman – the little girls in our lives need to see real people so they know they are doing this thing called life right.
It is my deepest desire to have every person in my life be known, seen, and loved, so why should I expect less in my own life?
Thanks for walking this life with me, even if it's through social media. I'd love to hear from you. Drop me a note sometime and say hi!