This post is inspired by a brilliant reflection @yellow.rocket.pink made earlier this week. Here’s a little story to explain what these words mean to me right now.
At some point after I became a mom, I started to give away all of my dangly earrings, which I used to adore wearing. Little kids + shiny dangly things = ouch. On the one hand, that’s practical. On the other, it’s a little sad. Even as a stay-at-home mom, I experience moments without my kids, and I’m allowed to dress that person how she likes to be dressed. There’s no reason for my non-kid outfits to be kid-friendly. I am a mother, but that is not the only identity that I have or that has value or is worth my love and attention. So, yesterday, I went to a maker’s market at @midtownglobalmarket and bought myself dangly earrings from three fabulous local jewelers, @dottir_jewelry, @larissaloden, and @ohyaystudio. I am already feeling more like myself.