Ode to the Big O
And by O I am referring to Oprah Winfrey. What were you thinking? Okay, now that we’ve cleared that up I want to talk about being a mom. For me and I am sure for many mothers being Mom has taken precedence over every other title held in life. I am Renée yes, but mommy first. I am wifey but even hubby calls me Mommy. College grad, Masters degree holder, Consultant - Mommy, Mommy, Mommy. So while I still maintain some semblance of my former life: independent, world traveler, spontaneous, fit and fabulous; I am truly a shadow of my former self.
I sat here pondering that for a few moments and realize that it doesn't have to be this way. There is no reason for me to go down the path that Gabrielle of Desperate Housewives is taking. I mean, have you seen her? The former high paid model turned mommy of two looks like your worst mommy moment nightmare. She admitted to Carlos that she is glad he is blind and can't see her! I truly believe that she is going to get her act together and I am working on mine too.
In honor of my former self I am having an O moment. You know how Oprah is on every cover of her magazine? And every month you ask- what gives Oprah? Well, clearly she has struggled with her body image and I think she uses the cover to honor herself.
So at risk of being seen as a narcissist, I am channeling Oprah and posting a recent picture of me that I think looks fabulous.
One day in the near future I will look like this everyday. And be 50 pounds lighter to boot! Thanks for the inspiration Oprah!
If you don't take the time to look great everyday why don't you try your hand at an Oprah moment. Post a picture of yourself that you love. Let me know when you do so I can see you in all of your glory. Let's call it "I Love Myself Meme." I can't wait to see the photos.
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