My name is Lauren, I'm 39 and I'm a mum of 3 kiddos, and a wife.
I wasn't going to do a blog, there are plenty out there so why would I want to create my own?
5 years ago I had my son Jack. Not only did life change as it does with a baby but I changed massively as a person.
I wasn't depressed or unhappy but I found I had blended in with society. I was the same as everyone else, dressing the same, parenting the same, listening to others advice and opinions... but I wasn't listening to myself, and this created problems.
Social media was a huge impact as by no fault of our own we start to follow people/influencers and their magnificent lifestyles of laying around taking photos, travelling to all these beautiful places, the image of a perfect family or perfect body, we fall into their world and forget our own. I did.
It took me 4 years to realize that I didn't like myself or rather who i had become. If I'm not living true to myself how can I raise my kids to be the best that they can be? How can I instill confidence in them if I don't have confidence of my own? And most importantly how can I teach them to be themselves and themselves only if I'm not being my true self?
I'm creating this blog as I have become aware in this last year of how important it is to be yourself and I have met so many people who have become lost in life and social media land.
My kids will always be my first priority, BUT I also know that I myself should be my first priority. I also need to take of myself. If I'm not operating to my best potential how can I raise a happy, healthy and balanced family? Simple... I cant.
This is the beginning of my journey... Live To Your Own Weird