Pepe Le Pew!

12 Dec

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It’s not exactly what it sounds like. I was talking to my mom the other day about how I’m not so peppy anymore and the entire time I was talking she said she couldn’t think of anything but Pepe Le Pew..

I had a moment of clarification this weekend while my high school best friend was in town. I used to be easily excited, the first person to jump up and down for joy with good news, and always smiling. I miss that person I used to be. Then I looked at my mom and said, “My peppy went le pew..”

Who knows exactly when I lost it but one thing is for sure that I’m determined to get it back! How am I going to do that? Here’s how:

  • I am going to do sweet things for my husband and child for no reason. My favorite thing to do was make others smile and surprise them in some way – so I’m going to start doing that again!!
  • Lately when something awesome happens to me I tell my husband and my mom and that’s it. Who doesn’t love good news!? So now I am going to start telling all my friends as well and have them tell me when good things happen to them. Talking about good things instead of bad things is just what we all need.
  • Spending a little more time in the morning making myself look good is something I loved. It made me feel like I could tackle the rest of the day because I was proud of myself to start out with.
  • Not feeling guilty about doing what I want to is something that started when I became a Mom. I am the kind of person who always puts everyone before myself but repeatedly Brian tells me to put myself first. He’s right – so I am going to follow through with it and do a few things for myself. I have a feeling that’s going to be a major self-esteem booster!

We all need a little Pep in our life, and a little less Pepe Le Pew 😉

Love Always,

J

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6 Responses to “Pepe Le Pew!”

  1. Simply Creative Boutique December 12, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    Jen,
    I completely get where your coming from! Sometimes it hard to get your pep back, but realizing you lost it is the first step. I think that your plan is great and I know you will get your pep back!

  2. thesketchbookartist December 12, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    I think everyone goes through this at some point… especially mums! I think because we are always last on our list it’s easy to feel underappreciated and I don’t mean by everyone else but by ourselves. I’ve found it very hard to keep the ‘old me’ once I became a mum but I think I’m slowly getting me back haha.

    • underestimatedmom December 14, 2012 at 9:43 am #

      So true – I’ve been doing a great job these past few days of managing my time better by giving myself more me time!

  3. Cul de Sac December 12, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    And telling people over here when something great happens too!!!!! we wanna know! I know how you feel, and the steps you put ahead are really good ones, must go back and read them again… Yep, everyone is first but me. But I’m trying to change that a step at a time 😉

    • underestimatedmom December 14, 2012 at 9:44 am #

      I will definitely keep that in mind! ❤ Sharing good news is always fun! One step at a time is a great way to start! That's what I'm doing too. I think Emma is becoming more independent because of it!

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