"Sometimes I wonder if the divine blessed me with 3 daughters so that I could be to them who I needed growing up. I recently told my husband that I wish I had who I am now, to guide me, love me, and advocate for me when I was younger. I’d be a hell of a mentor to my younger self. A lot of my inner child work lately has been centered around being who I needed—and making sure I go back and soothe the emotional parts of me that still call for tenderness and support.
I’ve been making a lot more intentional space for healing these days. I’ve been painting, making time to sit in stillness, rising earlier, going to bed earlier, keeping promises to myself, and honoring my ability to love myself as I love others. That is self-care in my world these days—showing up and standing in my power by being who I needed and who I want to be.
As I approach my 31st birthday (7/25), I’m leaning deeper into self-care being community care. I am committed to showing up fully in my relationships, motherhood, and career with an abundant well so that I can nurture those around me. So that I can give a little more if that’s required or desired of me.
Carrying this affirmation with me until my birthday: I am deserving of ease and abundance.
My past was practice. I’m happy to be here now."