I’m just going to say it, you are worth it! You are allowed to feel pretty! And when I say pretty, I don’t mean this as a vain pursuit. I don’t mean what one might traditionally tie this word to. But a prettier life to me means so much more. It’s all encompassing. It means better relationships. It means going out for wine with your girlfriends once a month. It means more quality time with your family. Or maybe it means changing up your makeup or reinventing your wardrobe or buying a top that brings out your eyes or getting a new lip gloss. It’s little things that make you feel better and allow you to open yourself up to confidence and happiness! For more details click on my Coffee Chat below.
So why do we not always allow ourselves to feel pretty? Why do we need to give ourselves permission to feel this way? Why do we feel guilt when we do something for ourselves?
It’s My Party, I’ll Wear Leggings If I Want To
Recently I was inspired by an email I received from a 77 year old woman who celebrated her birthday last Sunday. She told me that she is wearing her faux leather leggings to her birthday party and I was so stinking proud of her. I just had to share part of her email.
This coming Sunday is my seventy-seventh birthday. Because of you, I bought a pair of faux leather leggings and I plan on wearing them for my birthday dinner out in public. I’m wearing them with a longer fuller top but what I am stating is, “I’m not dead yet, so why not?” Thank you for the push. In the past year, I passed on a lot of things because I thought they were too young for me or my body was too matronly. I have been going for elegant and chic, but for my birthday I’m going for fun.
I hope you guys are as inspired by her as I am. She is my new hero! That’s what it’s all about though. It’s about doing things that make you feel pretty. That makes your life better in some way or fuller. You absolutely have permission to do that and without guilt! You don’t have to worry about what other people are going to think of you. It is OK to make yourself a priority.
Feeling Pretty Regardless of Your Season of Life
We are all in different seasons of life but that doesn’t mean we don’t all deserve to feel pretty. It’s doesn’t matter if you’re the young mom that’s in the trenches, raising babies. You want to spend all your money and time on your kids making them look cute but putting yourself last. Or maybe you’re the woman over 40 like me. Maybe you’re working in corporate America and you look cute and put together for the office. But when evenings and weekends roll around, you’re just not quite sure what to wear anymore, what is age-appropriate or where to even shop. Maybe you’re an empty nester and you’re looking to kind of reinvent yourself or you’re heading into this next phase of life and you’re not quite sure what that looks like. It’s about the woman who feels like she’s been focused on other people but hasn’t really been focused on herself in a while.
You Deserve to Be Seen
You’ve heard me talk about this before, but I truly feel like I am here to help unlock your potential, to remove your limiting beliefs and to inspire you to take action. I want you to feel seen! I want you to have something just for you. I want you to live your prettiest life and feel worthy of it. Because when you do and you take that first step, whatever it may be, it makes all of the difference and a funny thing starts to happen. We start to believe it. So what is your small action that you can take today? Is it getting a new lip gloss? I don’t know. Run to target and get one, whatever it may be. You have permission to do this. You have permission to put yourself first. You have permission to make yourself a priority!
What is the one thing you’re going to do today to feel prettier?
Rediscover Me 28 Day Challenge
Feeling pretty is about so much more, it’s about finding out what makes YOU feel great! That is why I’m so excited to be kicking off the Rediscover Me 28 Day Challenge on February 1, 2020! This program is absolutely free! Whether you’re just taking that first step or you’re many steps into your journey, this program can help you keep moving forward. Click HERE to learn more details about the Rediscover Me 28 Day Challenge or if you already know this is something you want to be a part of, click HERE to sign up and I’ll see you in the Facebook group!