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Happily In Style Does Snacktime!

Happily In Style Does Snacktime!

Oh wow hey there September, where did you come from? I must admit I enjoyed my month off. I dubbed August as the month of self love. If you hadn’t guessed I turned my month of self love into a vacation from writing. Even though […]

Toddler Survival Kit : The Fourth Of July

Toddler Survival Kit : The Fourth Of July

Let’s be real, those summer time holidays aren’t as fun with little ones. Of course they have their moments and everything is special because maybe it’s their first Independence Day or they’re big fans of fireworks.  But it gets to a point where all you […]

Saved By The Bell

Saved By The Bell

If you follow my Instagram account for the blog than you know, I’m taking a much-needed break from social media aka Instagram and Facebook. The break is truly for my sanity, and to be perfectly honest I’m really battling with my postpartum anxiety again. To be even more honest, for a while now I’ve felt it was creeping towards depression. I got very scared. And in feeling this way I felt that the best way to deal with it was by completely and utterly ignoring the problem.

“Coffee, outfit, snap, post, hashtag,  repeat.”

“Coffee, outfit, snap, post, hashtag,  repeat.”

“Coffee, outfit, snap, post, hashtag,  repeat.”

This was my life, I was pulling a Jessie Spano only instead of diet pills it was coffee and Instagram. I could feel the walls closing in on me and it wasn’t good. At the same time I hadn’t told anyone what I was going through or how I was feeling. Although I’m sure at times my friends and family could feel my energy. But they know me if I want to talk about it I’ll talk about it. So mum would be the word until I finally cracked and shared with the group what was going on.

And then something happened it was almost like an alarm going off in my head. Yesterday was my best friend Stacey’s baby shower and it was an amazing day I got to see so many friends and celebrate my beautiful best friend and my little nephew to be. It was truly something I needed. As the day wound down a group of us decided to head back to her house and hang out a little longer. As we were reminiscing on our past adventures and talking about life in general, Stacey mentioned that she had taken the Facebook app off her phone. This is something she does regularly, her way of stepping away from it all and just finding her center.

Then I started to think about it, I’ve literally never done this. It was as if a loud alarm went off in my head. I’ve never actually stayed away from Instagram or Facebook for a long period of time. Now I’m sure you’re saying to yourself, “What does social media have to do with your postpartum issues Meg?” Nothing, it doesn’t spark anything or create any stress for me. I wasn’t overwhelmed by jealous or sadden because of looking at other accounts. I’ve got enough going on I don’t need or want someone else’s life. I was simply using it as a mask for problems I didn’t want to face. So now for the realization part of this little rant.

-REMINDERS-

  1. I do deserve my amazing husband and beautiful little boys.
  2. I am worthy of having love.
  3. I’m allowed to laugh, and laugh hard.
  4. It is okay if the old me is dead and gone. (We don’t really want her back anyway, she was a little too crazy for our blood.)
  5. There is a new me and I have to get to know her.
  6. I’m not always going to be happy, life is filled with moments, they may be good or bad but they are moments so I have to learn to appreciate them all.
  7. Stop dwelling on things I can’t change.
  8. I am perfectly imperfect and that is beautiful.
  9. It is okay to need a break I’m not wonder woman but I am wonderful.
  10. Save your sanity, eat a f**king donut now and then.