Do you want to know the key to livin' your best life and find out the sole purpose behind BHP? Well, here it is.
How many of you live your life just trying to get to the next day? I'm going to guess, quite a few of you. That was me, just a few months ago. And to be completely honest, it was fucking terrible. Living for the weekend instead of enjoying the day no matter what day it was. Waiting for something epic to happen, instead of creating your own epicness. If that's you, keep reading. If that's not you and you're living your best life, get with me, let's take some pictures.
So, a little back story of how this all became, is pretty simple. I am a work from home mom. Which means, I work from home and take care of my kiddo. It's awesome don't get me wrong, but it does get pretty lonely. I have no reason to get up and get dressed, to feel good about myself. I have no adult conversations, and I spend most of my time sitting and staring at a computer screen. So, not only do I regularly set myself up for a day of struggle, but throwing in the utter terror I was feeling after becoming a mother, was a feeling unlike any other. I was scared. Scared of EVERYTHING!! I feel like that's pretty standard, but I noticed that I wouldn't even want to leave the house because I was afraid we would get in a car accident and die. It was ridiculous. And sad. So, let's just say the struggle was real. I then realized pretty quickly that my life I was living was miserable and that my mindset was far from where I knew it needed to be. I knew that I wanted my kid to be fearless, and be excited about life. And if I was going to do that, some shit seriously needed to change. It's easy to fall into a routine and to forget how to make each day count. It's also easy to be scared by all the crazy shit you hear about on Facebook like don't buy your kids jellies, don't put them in a bassinet, walking on their tippy toes is a sign of autism. So. Many. Fucking. Things to be worried about as a mother.
So, for the past few months, I've been trying to say fuck it and to live my best life. Now, that doesn't mean I've been planning trips, traveling the world, or even leaving the house. All that means, is that I am trying to find the extra in the ordinary, the excitement in the mundane day to day. I know I know, so cliche right? But seriously, that is where the livin' your best life happens. It's not the big wedding day, the crazy trips you take, the career changes. It's breaking out into song and dance on your way to the kitchen to make lunch. It's taking a family stroll after dinner and going to the park. It's building a blanket fort and watchin' movies on a rainy day. It's teaching your kiddo how to cook and bake instead of eating Chick-Fil-A erryday. It's those simple moments that are so beautiful. All you have to do is take the second to be present to realize it.
And there you have it. That is the reason and purpose behind BHP! It is the best way for me to hold myself accountable in my endeavors to be a fearless and an excited about life mama. And if I'm holding myself accountable, that means I will be shining my light to other mama's to help them stop and be present with simple and fun photo shoot ideas.Teaching your kiddo to cook and bake...boom, photo shoot. Building a fort and ordering a pizza....boom, photo shoot. I want to show everyone that the most important moments aren't the big crazy milestones, but the simple every day moments are what make us live our best life.