This may sound crazy to many people, but I come first. Even as I write this I wonder will people judge me, but it really is true. If I am not authentically my self first then I suck at everything else in life & I don’t want to suck in life.
I realized this a couple weeks ago when I was hanging out with my cousin. She asked me how do you have time to buy cute clothes, get your nails done, & take fun pictures. The answer was quite simple … I make time.
I am lucky enough to only work 30 hours a week. I also send my son to preschool & enrolled him in the extended care program that goes from 7am to 6pm. Now my son is not at at preschool ALL day long, but I certainly do not go right after work & pick him up at 3:45. I do a little ME time. Maybe that is going to Happy Hour with a co-worker, getting my nails done, thrifting, hitting the gym, or like tonight going grocery shopping at Aldi by myself.
I need ME time. I care what I look like & the truth is when I am looking good I am a way better mother, wife, & friend. So I will keep doing me. I will keep hitting up Opitzs clearance rack looking for the best deals. Let me brag quick about last weeks find, it was a pair of white, J Brand, skinny jeans for $8.60. That was not a typo, $180 jeans for $8.60. I live for deals like that. The best part though is I feel confident, sexy, & strong in them.
People may think that your a mother, a wife, that other things come first & obviously sometimes this is true. I do know though when I am looking good I want to go out & be doing stuff with my family. I want my son to be proud of me, see my confidence, & have confidence too. As for my husband, the saying is true “happy wife, happy life” & I am really happy.