As I’ve shared these past few months as a James Avery Ambassador, I absolutely love the story James Avery Jewelry tells. Each charm, ring, and bracelet tell a different story and that’s just so fun to me!
As a mom, I have absolutely fallen in love with celebrating Valentine’s Day. It’s such a fun holiday, especially in the middle of winter. After the joyous Christmas season, I think it’s fun having a special holiday to break up the cold, some times boring months. Well this month, as I crafted a plan for creating a special Valentine’s Day for Neal and our kids, I couldn’t help but think about the ways I can make myself a priority. The ways I can show myself love.
The older I get, the more and more I realize how special each moment is and this month my eyes were truly opened to my need to make myself a priority, even through the chaos of motherhood and caring for others. The new Vintage Alphabet Pendant is a nod to myself and I’ve loved wearing it. It’s a reminder that I am important.
I love taking care of and supporting other people! It fills my cup! Whether I’m spending quality time with my kids over the weekend, cooking and eating dinner with my husband after the kids go to bed, or supporting the academic needs of the athletes I work with, I spend most of my day doing things for other people. As much as this fills my cup, it’s also exhausting. There is only so much time in a day and it’s not uncommon for me to reach the end of the day having not invested much time towards my own needs and self care. I try to strike the balance, but I am guilty of putting everyone first and me second.
I loved celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, dressing my kids up, going on a date ON Valentine’s Day with Neal, and taking a few moments to soak up all the love I’m shown and that I can show to others. This month also gave me the gift of self awareness and I know that I need to show myself love more each day. Whether it’s having a big glass of lemon water to start the day, taking a walk after lunch before getting back to work, wearing a piece of jewelry (or two) that tell a story and make me happy, or taking a day off work when no one is home just to be by myself, I know I need to love myself more through these little gifts to myself. Gifts that make me happy.
“James Avery is more than jewelry. It’s a symbol of faithfulness and the comfort of strong held beliefs. It’s a
means to hold them close when they are far away. It’s saying I love you every day. James Avery is more than a
store. It’s your story.” I love so much about James Avery and I hope you’ll take a look at all of their amazing jewelry. The new spring line just launch and it is just too adorable. I have a few gift ideas up my sleeve as we get closer to Easter, the end of the school year, and the summer months.