I took my Mom to the airport today so now I officially have to go back to being an adult. It was so nice having her here. I wish my parents lived closer. Back to reality…
Apparently I have a new nickname on Instagram and it’s Annie 2.0. LOL! This makes me laugh so hard because the person I am now is who I’ve always been. Feisty, doesn’t take any shit from anyone and fierce AF. I guess sometimes we all need a reset button in life. It took the deepest heartache and a life altering situation to find myself again.
I used to care WAY too much about everything. Now I really don’t give a crap about what people think or say. I own the fact that I swear a lot now. Some will find it offensive and that’s ok. I’m finding that most actually think it’s refreshing. I’m under 5′ tall and cuss like a sailor. #sorrynotsorry
I’m so sick of people playing the MY LIFE IS PERFECT card especially on Instagram. Constantly trying to perfect every single shot…UGH. It’s so saturated, curated and just plain old. Listen, no ones life is perfect. We all have stories, struggles, battles, ups and downs. Some people have shitty jobs, crappy friends, toxic husbands/wives…it’s a hot mess out there. We’re all just trying to do our best and survive.
It’s a HUGE risk for me to openly swear because some brands may not like it. It may not be classy or lady like. I may lose business. My motto: Some will. Some won’t. So what. Once you can accept this, it makes life much easier. I know what I bring to the table. I know that my word about a product has value. At the end of the day, if brands want to promote a product and make sales, I make that happen. Whether I swear or not, shit gets done because that’s what I do.
I can’t tell you how amazing it feels to just to be real. It’s liberating. A weight has been lifted. I say what’s on my mind, share how may day went and will not edit out my video if Milan is screaming at me in the back or saying she’s an Asian garbage truck. This is my real life. Behind the cute dresses, nice shoes and sometimes forced smiles, I am a single mom and I struggle every single day to make it through the day alive or in one piece.
Going through a difficult time? You got this. You can do this. I believe in you.