Today is my 27th birthday. I know a girl should never reveal her age, but it's true. I'm 27. Or 25, for the third time. And for my birthday I did a few nice things for myself.
First off, instead of vacuuming during Keenan's nap, I showered. By myself. I usually pop Keenan in the bath with me and a million bath toys and try to shower without stepping on a toy or a baby. I got to shave my legs slowly this time and even got my knee caps!
After the shower, I got to blow dry my hair and do my makeup. Sad to say, but it's been a while since I've taken the time to put on more than foundation and powder!
Next off, I painted my toes with my favorite colour by Essie: Trophy Wife. All I'm saying is it's a great colour!
The whole time I was having this "me time", I was also thinking about all the wonderful things I've got in this 27 year old life of mine. The list was truly endless.
I am a super blessed being. I've got an amazing family- immediate and extended. I love my family. They bring joy to me every single day. This is one of my more personal blogs, so I'll straight up say it. To have joy everyday, to someone who has battled depression, is one of the best things you can imagine.
Adam and I have a pretty amazing relationship, and I am so lucky to have such an amazing man by my side. He is the the cheese to my macaroni. Wouldn't be complete without that!
We also have the cutest boy in the whole world! Just look at him! He makes my cheeks hurt every single day from smiling. I couldn't smile any more than I do!
I think that we (especially moms) need to take time for ourselves. Instead of wearing myself down, sometimes, just sometimes, I need that time to reflect, and then I'm refreshed and ready to get back at it.
Best advice I've ever gotten was this:
Love your neighbours as yourself.
The key part for me is the "as yourself" part. I find that I make myself so busy doing projects or things for other people that I don't take the time to love myself. In the past, the problem had sometimes been that I didn't even like myself, let alone love myself. So, without that basic self love, how can I be effective at, well, anything?
Like my motto with Aesthetica Design has been:
Take the time to remember what matters, so you can
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By Jena Keenan