Everyone has their “thing”. The thing that helps them take that deep breath in and….
The thing that fills their cup.
For me, after having a baby and navigating my new postpartum life, that thing was make-up.
Locking myself in the bathroom and experimenting helped me feel like a PERSON again.
I turned the music up loud and belted out the same music my mom sang to me as a child, Journey and Melissa Etheridge being my favorites. It centered me, those few minutes to myself.
It didn’t matter if my belly was soft and my shirt had spit up on it, my big, heavy wing was perfect and my new deep red lipstick allowed me to take on the world.
Those under eye circles covered, and my soul refreshed I could walk out of that bathroom with a smile on my face.
Just moments before I was sure I was losing my mind. I was dreading the next cry, the next feeding, certain I would burst into tears at any moment.
But now instead of crying, I was serenading my nursing daughter with a story about a small town girl, livin’ a lonely world.
Self-care is so important after you become a new parent and is far too often overlooked. It can be the difference between feeling comfortable and like you’re really nailing this whole parenting thing and feeling like the shit has really hit the fan and it might never end.
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