Today has been an all over emotional day. You know those days, right? The days where sitting down and letting out a good cry sounds wonderful but you also recognize that you’re far too busy for that so you just keep moving forward and praying lots of prayers? Yeah, me neither😉
For those who don’t know, today was the first day of my senior year of college. Yep. It’s real! In two semesters, Truman will toss me out and I’ll be moving on to whatever God has planned for me. Am I the only one terrified by this?
Today was also our little man’s first day of “daycare.” He did terrific, and I knew he would, but the #momguilt was there when I dropped him off. I didn’t shed any tears, but the pain was still there. Obviously he was safe — the lady is someone we attend church with and we clearly trust her. But nonetheless, I was nervous and unsettled and I just wanted to cuddle him approximately 214 times today🤷🏻♀️ The best part of all of this? After picking him up, I went to my job at the school. After missing my little boy alll day, I had to leave yet again. Honestly, I’m incredibly blessed with the job I have and I love doing it, but it’s still rough on days like today.
Why do I share this? Because mommin’ is hard. Sometimes, the emotions get the better of us, and that’s okay. I think there’s this stigma that mothers have to do all the “right thing” (and who is even the judge of that?!) and we forget that we’re human. We do our best. We wake up. We do it again. And it IS enough. It is ALWAYS enough.
I won’t tell you to “not feel the mom guilt” because it’s a very valid feeling when we are constantly being told HOW to be a mom. But just know, I’m rooting for you👊🏼 P.S. Peep our family’s “first day of school” picture!
I just can’t live in a world where I’m not allowed to eat baguettes with cheese and spinach dip for dinner. Anyone else feel me? 🙋🏼♀️
It was a rough weekend for the Hankins fam. We got a flat tire on Friday (ending with the purchase of a brand new tire to replace our brand new tire) and then our A/C went out completely on Saturday. 🤦🏼♀️
But you know something? We spent Saturday with the entire Hankins clan, something that hasn’t happened for awhile, and on Sunday we visited with friends (who just so happen to be family as well). As we sat outside yesterday evening, watching our girls collect berries from the tree, sipping our wine (bellies full of bread and cheese and the most delightful @traderjoes spinach dip), I felt so GRATEFUL. Not for flat tires or annoying house repairs. But for the things in my life that really matter. For moments that are life-giving and life-renewing. And for bread. And cheese. And wine. 🥖🧀🍷
Trust me, I was still annoyed and frustrated when I woke up this morning. And I probably had four glasses of wine too many. 🤷🏼♀️ But still, it was exactly what I needed at that exact moment in time. Thank you, Universe. And, as always, thank you @traderjoes. 🙏🏼
Quality time with loved ones means creating memorable moments.
There is a direct association between quality time with loved ones and the quality of my life. Spending time with those I love gives me an opportunity to create wonderful memories. I treasure the times we share because they lift my spirit.
My loved ones are sincere and accept me as I am. I feel at ease around my family because I am able to express myself freely and honestly.
When I talk with my siblings about my challenges, they offer both advice and reassurance. Their support pops up in my mind when it is most important to me.
I use the time spent with friends to show them how special they are to me. Offering kind gestures and surprises allows me to create memorable moments with them. Seeing the joy on someone’s face puts an instant smile on mine. I yearn for many opportunities to share love and togetherness with the people I adore.
Just sitting in silence with a friend or family member generates a feeling of warmth. Those times remain forever etched in my memory because they are so pure.
Today, I seek out each opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones. Being able to share with them gives me wonderful memories that last a lifetime. I am proud to be loved by so many special people in my life.
Being a habit coach keeps me on my toes with my own habits. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When I started out 7yrs ago I had a difficult time finding a holistic nutrition certification to do online, now they are everywhere. I really love being a food intolerance expert and now that I am a certified aroma freedom practitioner I can also help with the emotional side.
One of biggest struggles clients deal with when they have to change their diet due to an intolerance is dealing with the emotional struggle of the changes.
If you think you may have a food intolerance which is much different than an allergy reach out and let's chat. I can help you make a smooth transition. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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