Do you ever wonder if all these bloggers you admire are just as cool in real life as they are in their pictures?!
One of the greatest things was the fact that I left feeling inspired to embrace me for just me.
If you have have been reading this blog for a while, you know that I am horrifically impulsive and easily want to give up when things get tough. I get my heart set on a goal and when it doesn't happen, my natural instinct is to quit. I also have a very bad habit of comparing myself to everyone around me. I struggle to embrace me for ME.
My afternoon with Natalia reminded me of the importance of this. Especially when it comes to blogging. So I thought I could use some practice in embracing myself just the way I am. Not for what I wish I was. Not for what other people want me to be. Not for anything less than me as ME.
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I am the oldest of seven kids and even though it wasn't always a walk in the park, I wouldn't have wanted anything else. Someday I hope Adam and I have our own houseful of babies.
I was home schooled, spent a few years attending a church that was made up of former Amish and Mennonites and wore skirts everyday for most of my teen years. I am still learning to let go of religion and embrace the relationship with Jesus.
I hate horror movies, bananas and attitudes of entitlement.
I am a dreamer, but most days I'm scared to take the leap.
I have an addictive personality. Especially when it comes to Instagram, jelly beans and old chairs. This is probably why it's a good thing I don't drink.
I will probably never wear floral pants or red lipstick and therefore I will never be a fashion blogger.
We do not believe in co-sleeping for our babies, but most mornings I bring Emmett into our bed for a early breakfast and cuddles.
I love the ministry of encouragement and dream of starting a girl's retreat centered around that.
I will probably never be that mom that takes monthly photos of my littles and I have already forgotten how many weeks old E is.
I didn't go to college and I get really self-conscience about this in public settings.
I usually always have a sink full of dishes that are drip-drying and a load of laundry that needs to be folded.
I struggle to connect with God through daily quiet times, but I am constantly feeling His cloeness through a good worship session with Pandora.
I am scared of loving our babies so much that I forget to let them make mistakes and grown into their own independent life.
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What about you?! What things can you embrace and love about yourself?!
Happy weekend, friends!