I was so excited about the baby and planning of the events leading up to her birth like the baby reveal and the baby shower. Every time I would feel a flutter in my stomach I would talk to my "Butterfly". Pretty soon everyone was calling her Butterfly and she wasn't even here yet.
As the months went on, I knew she was going to be something special. She was so active; Butterfly did all kinds of turns in my belly. I thought it came from all of the spicy food that I was eating and boy, did I eat my share of spicy foods.
I didn't gain a lot of weight with the pregnancy at first, only about 20 pounds. So, I felt good, but then I gained another 20 pounds and everything started to change!
Carrying that extra 20 pounds was tough, but things got even worse after the baby was born. My relationship collapsed. I didn't feel sexy anymore and my freedom was gone. I thought that I lost myself. I was a first time mom and I felt like I didn't know what the heck I was doing.
Every time I looked at my daughter I knew that I had to pull myself together, so I started meditating and journaling. I had to find my strength again. That's when I realized my strength was dressing up, but I did it on a budget.
Dressing up always made me feel good, so I decided to launch my blog The Budget Boutique to help other mothers who wanted to bounce back on a budget and feel good about who they were again. The more I planned out my outfits I knew I was on to something. Blogging brings me so much joy. It's still very new, but I feel like I've found myself again and the road ahead looks pretty damn amazing.
I hope you enjoyed this article.
Until Next Time
Make It A Great Day
I'm always looking at ways to create content that will bring value to peoples lives. I was talking to my friend Georgette a couple of weeks ago and I was telling her that all I really wanted to do was do my podcast and work on the Good Morning Gwinnett site. What I realized was that I am my own worst enemy when it comes to living a life that I say that I want.
I know that you are probably thinking am I saying that and I will share my reason for saying that. Part of me long for simplicity and I know what that looks like, but I suffer from not being enough, so I constantly make whatever I do bigger and bigger until it is completely out of control and then I become overwhelmed, but here's the thing. I'm not going to do that anymore. I will not create all of this stress for myself by making everything so big that I am stressed out just trying to control it.
I believe that this here blog is going to help me with that. You see I discovered that journaling helps me so much in other areas of my life. When I decided to start this blog on GMG I knew I wanted it to be about lifestyle. I wanted to share the good, bad and the ugly about the things that affect me in my health, my business, my relationships and just my every day living. So don't be surprised if you stop by one day and I have an article on hot flashes, because Lord knows that come out of no where and attack me. Hey listen you stop by one day and I'm talking about relationships or something that I read in a magazine.
What I'm saying is that I have decided that this blog is going to rescue me from myself and I'm going to enjoy sharing my life with you as it unfolds. So make sure to check back to see what I got going on with me.
Until Next Time
Make It A Great Day!
I'm excited to add Your Best Life to GMG. Here I share things that I love about every day living.