7 months later.
I’m wearing a two piece.
Without a baby bump.
Am I ok with it?
I do see flaws in myself. I’m sure many Mammy’s feel the same.
To thin. To fat. Wobbly knees. Rolls. Cellulite. Weird distribution of weight since babies… the list of self doubt is endless.
I am an insecure person at the best of times and I would be lying if I said I don’t pick out parts I dislike about myself on a weekly (if not daily) basis.
Raising three girls and despite the fact I see flaws in myself or despite what society may see and say… I want them to always be proud of who they are. I want them to be empowered and feel strong in their own skin.
They don’t want their Mammy to be uncomfortable or giving out about thighs touching or attempting to suck in a belly. A belly that gave them a home and a belly that has done some pretty remarkable things.
All they want is for their Mammy to be happy. To smile with them, to play with them and in that moment be genuinley happy.
I am here to encourage you to get your two piece out. To enjoy the sunshine, enjoy time with your littles and make what’s left of this summer be more about the memories rather then wasting it like I have, worrying about what people think of you.
My favorite thing to do is sink my head under the water, and let the ocean breeze dry my hair into salty perfection (which no hairdresser can achieve) and you know what? None of that makes me feel insecure.
So say goodbye to nit picking your flaws!
Here’s to underwater handstands, sandcastle competitions (which I will never let them win), pretending to be mermaids, and eating salty chips at the beach without a care in the world.
Here’s to raising girls to be confident, kind and full of self love… because no one has time for doubt!
Heres to encouraging our littles from an early age to just love themselves because when you stop caring what people think, you leave space for realizing how beautiful you really are, and that my friends is flawless!
Love, Helly x