I was fortunate to grow up having a really close relationship with my mum. She inspires me constantly, is the person I laugh with the most and is my very favourite person. Over the years I have learned some really important reminders from her and today I thought I would share a few of them.
If you’re having a hard day, take a deep breath and go for a run. This by no means fixes whatever is going wrong with you day but it sure does help you have a better outlook on your day. Growing up I hated running and I mean HATED. I thought it was just about the worst and I would do pretty much anything to get out of it. My mum has always been a runner however. I never understood how she always came home from a run talking about how much better she felt, I thought it was nutty. Then one day she wore me down and I gave it a try, and I’ve been running regularly ever since. I can’t promise that it will always feel good in the moment, but I can say I’ve never come home from a run saying “I wish I hadn’t done that.”
Work hard and be a good person. I think my mum is incredible in every possible way, but she never ceases to amaze me professionally. I’ve always seen her be a hard worker and treat everyone with kindness and respect and it is amazing to see how it has payed off for her over the years.
Fresh flowers are always a good idea. If you or a loved one needs a little boost grab some flowers, they brighten up a space and always put a smile on my face.
Make decisions for yourself, not others. I’ve always been a little to hyper-aware of trying to keep others happy. And while this is often a good trait, I sometimes don’t consider what is the best decision for me as much as I should. My mum, especially over the past year, has been a great reminder that I need to make sure that I am making decisions that are best suited to me, before I worry about what others are going to think about them.
Pick up a book. I have always been a book lover, and I always have and always will thank my mumma for that. Not only did she inspire my love for reading, we always end up loving the same books too! (Perfect for sharing if you ask me). Maybe someday we will do a post together on our favourite books?!
Take care of your skin. By the time I was 10 years old I had a skincare routine. She inspired my love for skincare products and emphasized the importance of taking care of your skin. For as long as I have been alive she hasn’t been much of a makeup wearer and I am constantly awestruck by how naturally gorgeous she is. Remember sister, wear your sunscreen!
That is all for today, I hope you enjoyed this little bit of insight into the incredible woman who is my mum. I would love to hear what your mum has taught you!
XO Cassidy Hannah