Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Have you ever had a fun evening with your girlfriends that make you feel like you're young and fun again? Well, that was that night. After an evening of girlfriend time, my husband and boys were having so much fun doing whatever boys do that I had some free time! The house to myself... dressed up and nowhere to go...

So what did I do?

I put on some PCD, Beyonce, Brittany and was a Rock Star. It was silly. It would have been embarrassing if anyone had seen me... but it was a BLAST! I used to do that sort of thing all the time when I was in my pre-teens and teens... but it's honestly been YEARS and it felt GOOD! haha. I've still got it. But you are never going to see it! No sirree. And then what did I do after I was feeling young, hip and pretty? I had a little photo shoot of myself... with my trustee iphone. So. Professional. (not.)

I'll be honest, I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight (#2 pregnancy) and it feels great! It feels good to like what I see. It feels good to know that my husband likes what he sees. It feels good to know that I could probably be a rock star if I sold my soul - but I won't. I am happy being a mom. I am happy being a wife. I am happy being me.

It was fun while it lasted. It was a self-esteem booster. But I know that true happines doesn't come from good looks and hot moves. It doesn't come from being desired or loved by the world.
My happiness is rooted in my healthy marriage. It's rooted in having the knowledge I have of the bigger plan. It is rooted in knowing what is truly important. It is rooted in making choice NOW that will bring me eternal joy beyond this life.

Funny how something so silly had such a lesson behind it!


kanaboke said...

alicia~you inspire me! What a cute post. LOVE IT!

Wii are the Nelsons said...

love it! I'm actually going to have my 25th birthday party a little more girly and reminiscent of my teen years. Being a mom, you just need those things no matter how silly it is.