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Anthropologie Blouse (similar here and here), Abercrombie Overalls (wearing a medium, similar here), Sensi Studio Bag (on sale!), Anthropologie Headband, Soludos Espadrilles, Ray Ban Sunnies
It may sound silly but I am definitely my own best friend. I’ve learned this over many many years. Yes I have my best friends who have been by my side since high school and college but this relationship with myself is different. It’s something that I think needs to happen as a woman, as you get older, as you enter new experiences – it is important to remain faithful and dependent on yourself. I’m my own cheerleader, if you will. I have no shame in my best friend game!
You may have noticed on my IG stories that I was in Dallas this past weekend for a work conference. I always go into these weekends with a bit of anxiety. Meeting new people, dressing the part and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. These types of weekends challenge me but I always walk away feeling more motivated, inspired and dedicated to producing bigger and better content for YOU. You know, it’s not always easy working for yourself. It can be isolating, lonely, intimidating and just kind of blah. I’ve realized the importance of doing what is best for you. If life has taught me anything it is that the timeline you make is what restricts you the most. Being a mom has showed me that any plan that I have (for work or life!) must come with flexibility and understanding. The truth is that my life on and off is a job. Managing my site and social channels and being a mom are two full-time jobs that I never shut off. Finding time for myself let alone friends is tough so it’s important that I am my own bestie (who else is going to drink wine with me after Dave and the kids go to sleep?). The answer is ME.
When I was in high school I was a cheerleader. Shocking? Probably not. I loved it and what I loved most about it was that everyone on the squad came from different groups. It wasn’t the most popular girls, it wasn’t everyone you would expect to be a cheerleader and honestly we were all such good friends. The type of friends that you never felt pressure to be around and just genuinely made you happy. We’ve all moved on with our lives but I feel like that group made such an impact on me. A reminder that there are no boundaries when it comes to friendship. No rules, no expectations. Surrounding yourself with good, supportive people is essential. Even if that means yourself!
Sometimes the greatest pep talks are to me, from me. In the mirror before my kids wake up, on the stair master when I feel like I’m dying, when I’m going into a business meeting and feeling insecure. Ain’t nobody going to build me up like myself! I posted a video on my IG stories this weekend and I was dancing to Demi Lovato’s Confident. Her words are so true! What’s wrong with being confident? Absolutely nothing.