Yes! I Have Unpainted Toe Nails!
I have had unpainted toe nails all summer, actually my big toe nails still have a bit of polish remaining from a gel pedicure in January! Yes I said it the last time I had a pedicure was in January. I know you are probably thinking this poor mom needs some #self-care #metime. Where most days I would sign up for that pedicure life has been busy and full of adventures. But more importantly the lack of care of my piggies represents so much more.
My unpainted piggies mean I have been living my life and not focused on what others are thinking. We have been traveling and experiencing adventures. I have been truly enjoying this season and learning to be present. I have let go of expectations and have begun to fully live in my life. I have embraced the challenges of motherhood and Life, then choose Joy each day.
I have checked adventures off our family bucket list, spent extended time with family, played on a slip & slide countless times with my kids, went on hikes, ran barefooted in parks and beaches, spent time at a water park, swam in pools with my #threemuskteers. Laughed until I cried. Experienced true mommy meltdowns and pulled myself back up. I have fought the urge to give up my dreams as I have hit roadblocks. I am learning how to be fully present in my marriage to embrace the Great along with the challenges. These days I find myself smiling, singing, crying, and most of all living. The level of freedom I have experienced in Motherhood is overwhelming and a gift.
This means I no longer care what my unpainted piggies look like to someone else, to me they remind me that I am living fully in my life as a mother and a woman exploring my passions. I don’t give one thought to my unpainted piggies at a swim club instead I splash, play, and hang out with my best friend. Both of us playing with and enjoying our children.
In this season I am thankful for my unpainted piggies and the reminder they are to me that I have learned to let go.
Til Our Next Adventure