“My mommy is the International queen!”
“My mommy has like 50 houses and she buys them, fixes them, and make people leave when they are bad.”
“My mommy was Mrs. Texas do you know that?”
“My mommy can do it, she’s strong, she works out!”
“My mommy’s a boss! That’s what she does!”
“My mom is a real queen, a real one! A real-life one”
“My mommy will take your old toys, she takes them to the kids she helps”
“My mom will be here, she’s at everything at school! ”
“Mommy you’re pretty!”
Haven’t you ever head the phrase: “happy people are prettiest”?
When your HAPPY you subconsciously make everyone else happy around you. When you’re miserable, you make everyone else around you miserable too. Having something for YOU, doing something for YOU, makes YOU happy!
I’ve been asked why I do pageants, why I started my blog/boutique, WHY?! Because it’s something for ME and it makes ME happy!
Pageants, volunteering, blogging, working out… It makes me, forces me to take the time to put back INTO ME. As a mom, as a worker, as a wife, as a daughter, as a WOMAN all of our time is given to everyone else all the time!
If moms don’t have something that makes them themselves, just for them. You get lost. You’ll get so wrapped up in your kids lives, your husbands live, you lose yourself and you have the EXTRA time to focus on unnecessary details…that typically if you’re BUSY and HAPPY you don’t focus on those small things, you don’t have TIME for it. You focus on the happy things because your busy making YOURSELF and those AROUND YOU happy!
I’ve seen so many women get so wrapped up in their children and their husbands lives that they don’t have an identity of their own. They don’t have SOMETHING for THEM. They don’t have something that makes them happy outside of their children and their family. They are not smiling in their skin as much as someone who does have that extra something in their lives.
Every woman must have something in their lives that makes them happy. An identity of their own. Something they are passionate about. Something to put your extra energy towards that makes you put energy back into your self. In long run, while it makes you happy it makes everyone else around you happy.
Yeah, I’ve been ridiculed about being selfish. Taking this time for me in my daily life. I actually forced my husband to have a hobby of his own too, something besides work that feeds HIS happy!
Gosh, my husband made a comment the other day that I should compete again because I’m most happy when I’m preparing to compete. Why? Because I feel better about myself then because I’m watching what I eat, I’m constantly working out, I’m constantly volunteering, I’m my best self then.
All of those things like putting time and energy back into yourself makes you more confident and makes you more internally happy with WHO YOU ARE.
I’ve mentioned it before that my job is not fun. Constantly getting yelled at, constantly having issues every day. Running my kids around to all their events and sports like a taxi driver isn’t so much fun too. Last time I checked, neither is doing laundry and dishes.
If I didn’t have something to pour back into ME yeah, I’d be miserable too. I don’t want to be miserable I want to be happy, and I know what makes me happy.
Now I do not want to compete ever again. So I started this blog and my little side boutique, and I have FOUND my new side happy!
I’m loving this blog thing. It’s like the cheapest form of therapy and journal there is. It’s also an amazing way to share my life and experiences with others, including my family. It’s also a way to inspire others to help themselves. It’s something for ME and it makes me happy. That’s all that matters.
Having a HAPPY in your life helps you accomplish more, TO BE MORE!
I WANT to be the mom that my kids are proud of. I want to give them a reason to be proud of me. I don’t want to be the mom that just drops them off, picks them up, and makes their dinner, and cleans up after them. I want to be more!
I want them to be proud of me, just as I’m proud of them. I want my husband to be proud of me. I want my parents still to be proud of me. And the easiest way to do that is to have something that makes me passionate, to have a life outside my family to focus on as well. It’s a balance.
I know some women NOT HAPPY they are so wrapped up in their children, there are so wrapped up in her husband, they are so wrapped up in everything else but themselves! If they just took a few moments of every day to GIVE TO THEM gosh they’d be just as happy. Little moments of happy, whether it to be going for a jog, reading a devotional, starting the instrument they always wanted to play, starting a business, learning a second language. SOMETHING. It will help make them happy and it would, in the long run, make everybody else around them FEEL happy when they see them have a little more spark.
When I’m not the boys “worst mom in the world” as they sometimes refer to me as for making them do their responsibilities. They say things like the above when referring to me to their friends and family. Because they SEE ME HAPPY. Accomplishing things that make me HAPPY. WANTING, GOING FOR, AND ACHIEVING MORE!
Be the mom that makes her kids proud. Be a HAPPY girl. Do something for YOU!
Happy hump day Mom Queens!
I’ve taken the day off to myself and I’m on my way into Market to pour into a side business that makes me happy… and hopefully if you’re reading … maybe you too!