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Out of place

As I sat in the hair salon getting my once yearly haircut I found myself feeling so out of place. Not just the well manicured stylists in their black clothes and too high heels but the patrons as well. Maybe it was my poor choice of haircut. Maybe it was the bags under my eyes from not enough sleep recently.

It still begged the question when did I turn into someone who spent so little time on herself. I sat in the chair comparing my beaten up black flip flops splattered with neon green sidewalk paint to the beautiful (albeit over priced) espadrilles of the woman beside me. While I have no interest in overpaying quite so much for my shoes is there NO middle ground? Does being a Mom mean that I have to have paint splattered flip flops?

I guess I'm in a not so great place with myself. I gained back some of the weight I lost last year. I have been lacking motivation to get back on track. My clothes are all so dang "mommish". It feels like there is still not enough time in the day to put on makeup or accessories.

I have blogged about this before. Finding time for me. Maybe it means looking at myself in the mirror before I leave the house. Maybe it means not worrying JUST about the kids looking presentable but me too. I guess I have to find a way to challenge myself. To make me a priority. Not sure how to get started but I think it's time to start trying.

4 comments:

ourlifewithmultiples 7:31 PM  

I feel ya. Im having a tough time right now with balancing everything, being a Mom, loving myself.....raising such a tough little girl it brings me to tears sometimes.
You know I'm a workout nut though, and I just started the Insanity program. I have to keep my working out in check, or I can't imagine how I would feel. :/

Anonymous 7:34 PM  

Let me know when you figure that one out...It's Heidi Ethan's mom. The only time I spend on myslef is Dr. Appts. trying to fix the hurts I think I have from lugging the big RS kid around or from him falling into me! I know I shouldn't complain he has more bumps than I do but I'm tired and hurt too! I don't even have time to dry my hair completley! Sorry I will stop complaining now.

Anonymous 7:50 PM  

so I too have this same dilemma and I'm trying some new stuff to feel less frumpy. I'm working the "accessory angle" and wearing hats and fun shoes and some bracelets and stuff to feel a little snazzier. I may not be showered or wearing makeup and I may be in old jeans and a t-shirt, but I gots me a snazzy hat on! The weight loss is a hard one. I lost 7 pounds in 3 months by not getting seconds at dinner and only having one dessert thing a week. It was easy. But now I'm stuck again. Let us know if you come up with something good!

kelli copeland 7:00 AM  

I think u always look nice so dont feel bad....

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