The “me” I always wanted

I was walking through the mall today and I caught a glimpse of myself in a mirror as I walked by. I immediately stopped and assessed the girl looking back at me: stretch capris, birkenstocks, striped shirt, hair in a pony-tail, and not a stitch of make-up on. I sighed and thought “man, I have let myself go, I should have at least put some cover-up on and brushed my hair before heading to the mall”. But then I looked up again, and it hit me. I was the “me” I always wanted. Reflecting back at me was a mom who got to go to the mall in the middle of the day while I was stuck at work with only an hour to rush around and get what I needed. It was the mom who got to wear comfy clothes and didn’t have to spend 20 minutes putting make-up on and making sure her hair looked professional. It was the mom who has two beautiful happy smiling children by her side and a few bags of goodies she actually had time to browse and shop for. I was staring at the girl who I used to be jealous of. Today is was really nice to run into the “me” that I always wanted, frizzy pony tail and all………….what a lucky gal 🙂

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One thought on “The “me” I always wanted

  1. Megan says:

    I remember picking Nicholas up from pre-school back in June and I looked down and I had my yellow bachelorette t-shirt on that’s totally faded and a “bed shirt.” But then it dawned on me that I had good reasons for not being all “dolled up.” And I just didn’t care 🙂

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