Happy International Women’s Day my fellow strong, fierce, real, beautiful, amazing women!!!
Secondly, how is it March 8th already?? This month’s reflections are coming a bit late, but I thought on this special day for us ladies, sharing a post that is a bit real and open, rather than just “pretty” was the perfect way to celebrate and support my kick a** females…..And just like January, February ended just as crazy. Anyone else feel great and at ease at the start of the month and then by the end you’re like “wow did I even stop to breathe??”
I’ve been going and going and going since early September, and to be honest I have been running on empty, and have been seriously feeling it. I’ve had so much going on, so much pretty projects, wonderful clients and plenty of potential clients looking to work with me on top of all the daily tasks we need to do. There have also been some amazing things happening at The Refined Woman that I’m so excited to be a part of. We have some inspiring stories for this Women’s Month that I highly suggest you head on over and read them…
I’ll also be lying if I didn’t admit that February felt like it was just all too much. But I do this time and time again, although I’m working really hard this year to change this, I just put too much on my plate and then end up forgetting about myself, allowing myself no time for true rest. Then I reach a day, most often the day after an event, where I physically can’t do anything but more importantly am so mentally drained, that I can’t even manage the energy to do anything, including making something to eat. And that’s exactly what happened this past Monday. The good thing is I can’t ever lay low for too long because by Tuesday I was practically feeling 100%, with most of my energy back, feeling good, motivated and confident once again.
Self-love is….Acceptance. It’s about embracing your best self, inside and out – the beautiful and the ugly. It’s about showing yourself the same kind of love and affection you show others, because you wouldn’t judge or put down someone you care about. So, don’t do it to the most important person; YOURSELF.