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I don’t know about you, but sometimes I resent my former, badass self. I was just such a freaking BALLER.
Before I had kids, I hiked sections of Appalachian Trail alone. I went to Europe THREE times. I worked my way up from teaching intern to Assistant Principal.
Since I’ve had my daughter, I’ve definitely settled down, as I should. But sometimes, I just wish I didn’t feel so… domesticated. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE having Addie in my life. As far as I’m concerned, the sun rises and sets with her and I’m beyond grateful to God that she is in my life! <3
I also want to hike a mountain whenever I damn well
the truth about your style
Truth is, I find that the way we look impacts how we feel.
Back when I was hired as Assistant Principal at age 24, I still went to work in my teacher clothes. Poor thing, I just didn’t know any better. I thought I didn’t have the money to upgrade my
The truth is, I couldn’t afford
The result? I got pushed around by a bully in a tie & eventually fired.
I don’t think my clothes would have changed the situation (he was a narcissist) BUT I know I would have shown up like the powerhouse that I am HAD I DRESSED LIKE IT.
Likewise, although I LOVE my yoga pants (or no pants, tbh)- I need to dress like the incredible woman I am in order to feel like her.
finding a new form of confidence
We all struggle to prioritize our image postpartum. Trust me, I gained
BUT I’m still an incredible human being (even more incredible now that I’ve given birth) and I DESERVE to dress
Beauty isn’t just for the young & childless.
I encourage you, dear beautiful Mama. Dress up for you. Your children are the most incredible responsibility, and raising them is the most incredible job you’ll ever
You both deserve it <3
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]https://millennialistmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/5BCE5E8D-B65E-443D-9DE9-633F63C0C690.jpeg[/author_image] [author_info]Janelle is an Image Consultant & Confidence Coach based out of Tampa, Florida. She lives with her husband Robert & beautiful daughter Adelaide. She instagrams @millennialmamastyle and can be found online at janellelara.com.[/author_info] [/author]
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