I truly cannot put into words how much my mom means to me even though I struggle with showing it! She deserves the absolute best, so I am dedicating my post to her today to show a little appreciation. But seriously, I have never met someone so selfless! My mom still makes sacrifices for me on a daily basis, so I am able to pursue my dreams. THAT is a special person! I’m sharing my 5 favorite things my mom taught me in honor of Mother’s Day 🙂
Chase Your Dreams
When it comes to blogging, my mom has been my #1 supporter! Besides the constant encouragement, she takes all my photos. (It’s truly a miracle she hasn’t quit yet LOL) She has ALWAYS been there to encourage me to pursue my dreams even before I knew what my dreams were! Without that support in my life, I probably never would have started Sassy Southern Blonde!
Have Confidence in Yourself
One thing I have never truly struggled with is confidence thanks to my mom! (Even when I had brown hair and braces in high school haha) I know being around her was the reason I always thought I was good enough, pretty enough, and smart enough! Sure, I had my moments like every girl does, but it was never because I didn’t believe in myself!
Never Rely on Someone Else
Any time I had boy problems, my mom reminded me that I didn’t need a guy to make me happy or support me! For that, I am forever grateful. It makes me sad to see how dependent women are on men, whether they admit it or not. At the end of the day, the ONLY person that can make you happy is YOU. Don’t get me wrong, guys are great! Especially the good ones. 🙂 But you have to love yourself before anyone else can!
The number of times my mom has told me to be kind or have some compassion is endless. She has always been so much better at this than me! I can be super impatient, which is such a bad quality! (Patience really is a virtue!) She’s also amazing at being the bigger person when someone has wronged her… Another thing I struggle with!
If you have ever met my mom, you know she’s just so happy and fun to be around! (And I hope people think that about me too!) Growing up, I never once wished I had a different mom because being around other kids’ mothers made me realize how lucky I was to have such a positive, encouraging one! Even though I don’t always act like it, I am SO blessed for my mom and I could not live without her!
PS: I would LOVE to hear the positive impact your mom made on you whether it be a life lesson or fun story! Let me know in the comments below 🙂