So much has happened since we last had a ‘heart-to-heart’ I don’t know where to begin. Well, for starters I’ve become BFF’s with this Leonard St Deer jumper. It’s the perfect combination of sports chic and animal geek! I recall seeing designer Amanda McCarthy’s sketches of the adorable deer on the Leonard St Facebook page and falling in love with those long bambi lashes.
Speaking of Amanda, she’s one of the sweetest people I know. With three hugely popular stores (High St Northcote, Gertrude St and Flinders Lane) and a brand new boutique that just opened on Chapel St Windsor, Leonard St is growing from strength to strength. It is fast garnering an international fan base too. But what impresses me the most about Amanda is how she balances her fashion label with her family life. She is so inspiring not just because she’s an established designer but because she is a working mother.
Speaking about being a working mother, I recently had another epiphany…
Somehow, lately, I convinced myself that “my worth is measured by what I do”. And since I’m not working as much as before baby, I’ve erroneously been equating my worth to how much I earn. This flawed thinking has opened a whole can of worms. It’s been niggling at my subconscious, silencing the voices of gratitude whilst allowing insecurities to creep in. No wonder I was constantly reaching for the cookie jar/cake stand/chocolate stash. I started to resent motherhood, I felt annoyed that I had to give up so much for a little human being but then felt guilty when I saw his heart-warming smile…my heart was tormented .But thankfully, God heard my cry.
He reminded me that I am precious in His sight, He even sent His Son to die for an ingrate like me! So our worth is not determined by what we do, but by who we are. Take royalty for example, they don’t have to do much to prove who they are. They are treated like royalty because they are royalty. They are born royalty. But the good news is that we can be “born again” royalty in God’s family :) Let me give you another illustration. When we fall in love with someone, is it because of what they do, or because of who they are?
Once I realized this, my internal struggles evaporated, my outlook changed, I felt liberated and empowered.
Especially the privilege of being a mother… recently I had the pleasure of meeting one half of the designers of Chorus, Louise, who is also a working mom! Chorus created these comfy and luxurious silk culottes for ladies that lounge :)
I feel privileged to wear this outfit designed by working moms and moms who know their worth.
I wonder what are you going through right now? What negative thoughts are clouding your head space? Is your current situation preventing you from working/earning/doing what you’d like? This may change sooner than you think.
Remember, our worth is not determined by what we do, but by who we are. As a L’Oreal advertisement would say, “because you’re worth it“. Don’t ever let anyone, including yourself, tell you otherwise. You are worth it. In fact, King Solomon even said that we are “worth far more than rubies” in God’s eyes. Now that’s precious!