Y’all, I’m a self proclaimed –ISH girl. Lemme take a minute, and explain to you what that means. I’m FITish – I run, I eat broccoli, & I like pizza. I’m NATURALish – I drink water, but I put Crystal Light in it. I’m DIYish – I love a good project, as long as it doesn’t have more than 5 steps. I’m TRENDYish – I like to look cute, but I prefer sweats and a tee.. I’m an –ISH girl.
For 34 years, I let opinions of others make me feel being –ISH wasn’t good enough, that it meant I wasn’t all in.. and I believed them. But after I shed the weight of other opinions – I’ve learned to embrace who I am! Being –ISH doesn’t mean I’m not all in, it means I’m all in, my OWN way!
Let me tell you about the struggle of the -ISH girl…
–ISH girls drive ourselves crazy on social media because we see Cindy’s perfect little craft project she did with her kids today in quarantine, and our biggest parenting win was getting the kids changed into clean jammies before bed.
We see some girl from high school’s weight loss transformation – we get excited, comment, ask what she did! If she can do it so can we! Then she shares her diet of lettuce, water, & ice. Nope – we’re out, drive thru dinner it is.
Then we go back at 11 pm – after the kids are in bed & the kitchen is cleaned up for the 72nd time today – to that Instagram post, the one with the really cute outfit. . . we head to the site to order – and we find out that those jeans on the post we really liked, they cost roughly as much as our car payment… NOPE – I’ll slide into my sweats again tomorrow!
It doesn’t have to be this way – being an –ISH girl doesn’t mean your not all in – it just means YOU’RE ALL IN YOUR OWN WAY!
This –ISH girl has built a life finding magic in the mundane.. An adorable purse can make an outfit whether it came from Louis or Marshall’s. Pizza & grilled chicken can live happily together on your weekly menu. I’m living proof, I’m down 50 lbs eating pasta & lettuce! The beauty is in the balance – And YOU can do it your way!
Vacations are no different, my family does Disney – if I get asked once, I get asked 1,000 times how we afford Disney… I mean, they don’t say it like that it’s more like
“I wish I could take my kids to Disney, it’s just soo expensive”
Yeah girl, it costs.. but it’s not a bank breaker (at least not if you know what you’re doing). And I believe that so hard I built a business on it! I mean sure, any travel planner can book you a trip with no budget! That’s the easy part – BUT – I believe Disney can be in reach of everyone (Shamless plug here – if you wanna talk about Disney being in your reach, click here.)
So y’all, I’m here for the –ISH girl – to share the real, for those of us who live in the middle, and are just looking for the magic in the mundane!