You’re Not Guilty!

How many of you have walked around a store and filled your arms up with clothes only to put every single thing back where you got it from – or if we’re being honest, just in a clump on top of the first shelf you see… Oh, we’re not admitting that today? So, I’m alone here, huh?

I’m not ashamed. I can admit it. That’s the first step to working through this “problem”. I think part of the issue is simply my guilt in spending money on myself. The other part is that I’m clearly indecisive.

I hereby announce that we should no longer feel guilty about buying things for ourselves! Even if you have to give yourself a pep talk like you’re about to play in the big game, do whatever it takes! Why? Because you deserve it. You do. Say it with me…”I DESERVE IT!” Yes!!! You deserve that nice, cozy sweater you saw looking so snug on the mannequin. You deserve the pair of jeans you keep walking past because the last pair you bought was back in 2014. You should treat yourself to that stiletto that is clearly calling your name from across the room…I know that “call” all too well. I just simply respond, “I’m coming…”

Listen, we spend all of our time, energy and money on being good mothers and providers. We save, scrimp, scrape, struggle, stress and sell stuff just so we can put a smile on our kids’ faces. Well, now it’s time to put a smile on our own faces. Maybe I was aiming too high with the clothes and shoes…heck, it’s even okay for you to take a long shower when you want to, eat the last handful of chips, kick everybody out of your room for an hour…and no, you do not have to share your food! Why? Because if your little person is like my little guy, HE ALREADY ATE!! Do you, boo!! You are NOT GUILTY of anything!!

Tell me in the comments what you have committed to doing this year for YOU!

xoxo

Lea