Yesterday, I spent the afternoon with a very talented team of women, at Anthropologie. I was looking for some ideas for spring essentials. Specifically, lightweight jackets, cardigans to wear over cute tee shirts and pretty blouses, mule shoes, and fun bucket and cross-body handbags.
As soon as I became a foster-mommy (and first time mommy), I went through culture shock. I went from a professional-career-oriented-power-suit-female to a stay-at-home-eat-more-dress-up-less mommy. While I would consider it the most joyful time of my life, it was also a bit depressing. I found it so easy to get into a mommy-rut, and just stay in my pjs or sweats, all day. My life was more hands-on and active. Then, one day, I went on a Hardtail Forever shopping spree. This is, hands down, my favorite line of active wear.
I’ve been a happy blonde for almost two years, now. It took a while for me to achieve blonde, in the first place. I eventually gave up on the salons after five attempts that barely produced blonde highlights. Realizing I’d risk losing my hair ~ along with the fact that my hair grows quickly, I decided to take matters into my own hands. Overall, I’m glad I did. But, come to find out, achieving blonde is one thing. Mastering how to maintain blonde hair, is quite another.
On Friday, I attended my first Foster Mommy Support Group, at a nearby church. I was reluctant to attend, for several reasons. Mainly because Baby Berry (who was with us for eight months) was reunified with her Bio-family, a few days prior. Although I’m beyond grateful that we keep in touch, I learned that she was having a difficult time with the transition. It brought back extremely painful memories of witnessing Banana’s transition (after two years with us).
New year. New me.
I know. What a cliche’. How many times have we made New Year’s resolutions that we failed to sustain? Too many to count, for me. However, I wanted to share a few goals I have for 2018. Hopefully, this will motivate you, while holding myself accountable.