Taking a step back is a beautiful thing. Healing yourself is even better.

Sometimes life knocks us around, and sometimes it’s just so beautiful that you are busy soaking up every moment you can.  Luckily for me, the past few years have been mostly the latter.  Of course, COVID used our business like a punching bag, but I choose to see opportunity instead of the negative..

The last time I posted a blog was in 2017…I wrote one draft in 2018, and never published it.  The “Krystyn” of a year and a half ago would feel so much shame in this.  That feeling as a business owner, as a woman, that says “You’re not doing it right”, or “Get your Shit Together”, when in reality, we all have an area that could be considered lacking.  But that is such a false narrative, it’s more than that, it’s plain and simple bullshit.  You are not lacking because you didn’t do what every supposed social media expert told you to do, you are not lacking or flawed or broken because you didn’t make the cookies for the bake sale, and you are not lacking because your garage is messy.  I mean, I don’t have a garage, but I’m going to guess that if I did, this would be an area of contempt for me to keep clean. 😉

I have been so much more than lacking…I have been THRIVING! I have been living my life exceptionally, I have been happy with who I am and that is worth so much more than beating myself up because I didn’t put the effort into blogging.  I spent real time working on me, my family, and inner happiness and it feels amazing.  I took space from people that were wrapped in drama.  I took time to just simply be.

It means I have less time for the things of the past, less selfies, and sadly less girls nights, but it also means I don’t pick myself apart.  It means I haven’t seen some people I really love and adore because I have been putting my effort into healing my past wounds and trauma.  There are people I adore with all my heart and soul that I simply haven’t seen because I was busy choosing me, healing me, and that’s ok too.  I took a step in the direction of sharing with all you amazing ladies today, and I am grateful for those of you that are here to read, to laugh with me on the occasion I pop back in the group on Facebook, and for those that pick up the phone and call, and those that pick up exactly where we left off, knowing that I am a better person than I was a year ago, I am a better me, a better mom, a better wife, and a better friend, because I love myself a little more.

Tomorrow when you wake up, I want you think of one thing that is a priority to you, and set the wheels in motion, to make it happen, to make your smile a little brighter, and your heart a little softer.


Stay Beautiful my lovelies.