Sometimes I try to be someone I'm not. I mean, I'm sure we're all guilty of it, and I'm sure it has some good outcomes if you're able to try something new and end up loving it. But I feel like I get way caught up in an image I'm trying to create sometimes and I hate it! There's absolutely nothing wrong with being me! It's even worse when there is someone telling you or making you feel as if you have to act/be a certain way. Which seems to happen to me a lot as well.
I like to eat healthy. Actually, I LOVE to eat healthy. I love the way it makes my body feel and look. Sure, sometimes I go a little extreme, but who cares? It makes me happy. I shouldn't feel like I have to eat crap because everyone else is or because it's the "Southern" thing to do. I also hate to work out. Absolutely hate it. I know exercise is important, and I'm all for exercise disguised as fun (swimming, a walk with Luis and Olivia, etc.) but I really don't like people telling me I need to work out in order to look like someone whose body I probably don't even like. I'm not a fan of muscle. Also, don't look at me in disgust when I pick up a cupcake. Especially since you don't know how good I eat at home.
Another thing I can't stand- when people try to tell me how to mother. Seriously, I got this. And if I don't I call Olivia's pediatrician or someone I trust will lead me in the right direction. It honestly blows my mind the way people react when I order Olivia healthy food in a restaurant or they find out she eats avocados for lunch. Just because I'm not feeding her a kids meal every day does not mean I'm depriving her. Believe me, she gets her fair share of cookies from other family members.
Ok, I think this turned out to be more of a rant than I intended, haha. I kind of lost sight of where I was going with this. Bottom line:
It's ok if I want to listen to John Mayer all day every day.
It's ok if I don't feel like wearing shoes sometimes.
It's ok if I want to eat healthy.
It's ok if I want to be a hairstylist instead of a stay at home mom at this point in my life.
It's ok if I like to spend my spare time reading (something that some people seem to not like about me.)
It's ok if I like wine instead of beer.
And it's ok for you to be who you are. So can't we all just get along? ;)