Welcome to the tenth installment of my Little Bits of Inspiration series. If you are not familiar with this series, it is a short post that I publish on the first Saturday of every month where I share five things that I have read on the internet that have inspired me in some way. Usually, I share blog posts, but sometimes I share articles, stories, or even entire websites that I find may be helpful or inspiring to my readers. If you see something that has inspired you and want to read more, just click on the Little Bits of Inspiration link in my Categories tab on the left sidebar. Without further delay, here are five things that have inspired me recently.
So if you are like Adriele (and myself) where parenting is the one thing that can really make you feel like a failure, know that you are not alone…and take a moment to read Adriele’s post. If you have children, I promise you will relate and you will feel just a little bit better about your own mom fails! Thank you, Adriele, for sharing your own fails. It is so important that we moms all unite against these armies of tiny little monsters that we have created!
I love how Susie keeps it real. All of it…marriage, parenting, financial struggles, mental illness, life. She keeps life real. She hides nothing. And she makes you feel normal. Or at the very least, she makes you feel not abnormal! And she absolutely spoke the truth when she wrote, Marriage is the hardest thing I have ever done in my entire life. It is so fucking hard. Anyone who is married and/or has children, you should check out Susie’s blog. You will feel better. I swear.
If you are a blogger, you should probably read this: The question has to be: How do you keep blogging when no one does it for fun, and you don’t want to do it for money?…So am I still a blogger?…Of course! Anyone who blogs is a blogger. I have been forcing my crisis thoughts on anyone who makes the mistake of sitting still in a close proximity to me…
The message is a valuable one. And can benefit all of us women. In a society that profits from our self-doubt, boldly loving who we are is such an important thing. More than anything (even my extreme love of dresses), I believe loving yourself is such a beautiful thing. When we love ourselves, that love overflows onto those around us. It’s so easy to love others when you start by loving yourself.
5. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that I am currently suffering from the beginning stages of perimenopause. And while I feel too young to even be discussing this topic, here it is…and it kind of sucks. But I have found Our Bodies Ourselves quite helpful in understanding the torment that my body is putting myself through!
The website provides an entire section dedicated to Menopause and Perimenopause which provides a great many resources on the topic. And it has helped me feel like I am little less crazy than I previously believed!
I hope you can find some inspiration from my five little bits this month! I would love to hear what you think in the comments below. And I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Happy October.
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