Happy Monday Babes!
As I sit and write this I am enjoying a little mama break down in Mexico. I am blessed to spend some time with a friend of 14 years here in this amazing place- relaxing, filling up on Vitamin D and reconnecting after my time abroad. And while I have been here I have been reminded of the importance of not taking life too seriously… are there times and incidents where a serious mind set is warranted and needed- ABSOLUTELY…. but this week while I am away I am focusing on not taking myself too seriously and enjoying the moment.
As a mother I tend to over analyze and over think almost every situation; from whether I brushed his teeth long enough to whether I fed him a balance nutritious diet (which I may have but he did not eat) to whether I am too overprotective or not protective enough… and sometimes (more often than not) these things do not matter. Tomorrow he can brush his teeth a little bit longer, I will give him extra strawberries, will let him fall down and then make sure to give him extra kisses when he does. But today I am going to let it all go and not take myself or the situation too seriously. Sometimes a good old fashioned chuckle is the best way to handle the over analyzing, over stressing and overprotective nature I feel with Declan.
Let be serious- life is hilarious.
Too often we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we do not see the everyday laughable moments. Too often we focus so much on success and progress that we are unable to see the lighter side of life. As driven, successful, accomplished humans there is a stigma that accompanies that- there is an expectation of consistent and utter maturity- there is an image to uphold. As I get older (my birthday is next week) I am rethinking the image I portray, I am taking into account the unexpected and I am relishing in those awkward moments of immaturity and the unknown. Friends- I am not perfect and to be honest at times I am down right laughable.
So… I decided to jump on the band wagon of the bandanna trend and I do NOT regret it. I am loving the ability to spice up an outfit with a simple accessory like this bandanna. I plan to, also, wear it in my hair or maybe wrapped around my wrist- it is that versatile! I am obviously obsessed with any pants that feel like pajamas or sweats and so these joggers were an immediate choice when I stumbled upon them at Gap. I love that these joggers are light enough to wear in the summer but still good for a cool spring day. These also come in other colors and styles and I would suggest you swoop up a pair ASAP. This tank is under $15! Shut the front door… $15. Old Navy has been great for some of those simple staples you want to have for summer- I recently stocked up starting with this tank.
Would you believe me if I told you this purse was my Grandmothers?!? Seriously, it was! I found it the other day when I was going through some old boxes and I immediately knew it would be the perfect compliment to this outfit. I have very vivid memories, from when I was a young child, of my grandmother using this purse and I want to be believe she would be happy to know I am still using it today. I have linked <here> and <here> a few similar straw bags to compliment any summer outfit!
the laughable truth
I act like a child, I skip and dance around the house to tween music, I make lame and obvious jokes, I love to sing in public and I am obsessed with kissing and hugging my son. All things which do not uphold the image of maturity, stature or status… but each day I laugh. I laugh at myself, with my son, with my friends, with my husband.. each day I giggle at the smallest things… and each day I find the humor in my life. I embrace the fact that this is my life and I choose not to spend it caught up in images, stuffiness or expectations. I strive to spend it laughing, giggling and chuckling!