When you are running on the treadmill of life with a young family while jigsaw fitting the rest of your life in the gaps, it’s easy to not only feel tired but start to look tired too. Not just in a bags under the eyes kind of way (that comes with the territory) but in a ‘I look like a bag lady’ kind of way. And now, 4 months on from having my Master Hugo I decided the bag lady just had to go. She was dragging me down and affecting my self-esteem and stopping me from being where I wanted to be – a functioning member of society (keeping my goals achievable at the moment, people!).
So, I took myself to Big W and hopped on the bandwagon that is the coloured jean trend and got myself some cheap and cheerful tops and cardigans to team with them. At first I felt a bit ridiculous donning my bright blue jeans on my post-baby body. I was judging myself for daring to wear them while I had a muffin top and a bit of a paunch and started to think the world would judge me too. But when you are wearing a bright colour, it’s hard not to stop smiling, so soon I was feeling happy with my new look and thinking about what other colours I would purchase. For a $18.89 jean, the fit is great and I say this as a girl with ample bum and thigh, not to mention calves that would make a footballer proud. There is a good amount of stretch, making them really comfortable for park jaunts and walks around the neighbourhood.
So now I have a new look, I decided it was time for this blog of mine to get a bit of a makeover too. I am convinced there is something special about this space but it’s fair to say we’ve both been suffering a bit of an identity crisis and it was tempting just to shut her down and concentrate on something else. But after some careful deliberating, I think it’s time to polish the old girl up (is 2 1/2 years old in Internet terms?), renew my focus and create and grow something special here. So keep an eye out for alot of new stuff, a bit of old stuff, less of me but more of me at the same time. Confused? I’m hoping it will be alot like my coloured denims, a leap of faith towards happiness, honesty and no more self-judgement. For me and for all the other mums out there.
Are you with me? Let’s wack on the proverbial skinny coloured jean and survive and thrive in this crazy land of motherhood in style!
What colour are you wearing?