Tuesday, April 3, 2012

xoxo, Lena

Hey people & friends of Ashley's!
I'm so happy to be here guest posting on Chickadette while her & her little guy get acquainted! 
(Congrats girl!)
My name is Lena and I blog over at Mom2MemphisAndRuby.
I'm a working mom of 2... they're crazy cute and a total handful!
I love tattoos, nail polish, books, scary movies and meeting new friends through blogging!

Mom 2 Memphis And Ruby
One thing I've learned through blogging is how important it is to stay true to yourself.  In the blogging world this means blogging about what is important to you, and not worrying about numbers or if you'll ever fit into that ''popular blog clique.'' 
(blogging mimics real life guys... and it's not a bad thing to be in the popular group, just remember it's okay to NOT be in it too!)

In real life this can be even more challenging.
(Blog Me is way more confident!) 

You see, I grew up in a small town, and I moved away to the big city for a while and totally loved it... but guess what?  We're living the small town life again and that's okay.  Best place to raise our family, for sure!  BUT I always remind myself that just because I live in a small town doesn't mean I have to act like it! haha!

For my 32nd birthday, I was itching for something I'd been wanting for a long time.  What was it, you ask?
A nose piercing! Doesn't seem that crazy, does it?

Well, for years I kept thinking about what my boss, or my kids' teachers, or my co-workers or my MOM would say!  It really  annoyed me that I wasn't doing it because of what others *might* think.  That's not how I roll!  I enjoy being "unique"...
Enough was enough.  I figured all those people already knew the real me and accepted me for what I am (tattoos & all), so a nose piercing wouldn't be that big of a deal.

My sister teased me that I was '' TOO OLD'' to do something like get my nose pierced.  Say what!?  
So I had my doubts... again.
 But a trip to the city to visit my bestie convinced me to finally to do it!

 My sister was wrong!  
I LOVE it and have gotten tons of compliments on it... mostly from the people I was worried about in the first place, go figure!

A lady who works at the daycare my daughter attends, even told me she thought it was ''sexier'' that I had waited until I was older.  I loved that!  Yes, I'm a woman now.  I'm a mom, I work in an office.. but I'm more than that.  I'm confident, and I'm cool!  ;)

The ''point'' isn't my nose piercing.  For anyone following my blog you're probably totally sick of hearing about it... it's just the easiest way for me to explain my point...
That being true to you, is where it's at.  
My nose piercing is just one little thing that makes me... Me.
And I'm proud of that!
As a mom, there's not much I do just for "me" anymore.
And this was totally selfish, and totally for me.
And it made me really happy.

 What are some of the things that you've done just for YOU?  Are there things you haven't done because you're worried what others will say?  I'm here to say... go for it!

Come visit Mom2MemphisAndRuby sometimes,
it can be a pretty cool place to hangout!  ;)


  1. This is so awesome...I catch myself worrying about what people will thing or say if I do something all the time. It's def something I need to get out of the habit of doing. Love this post! :) And I think it's AWESOME that you just got your nose pierced at 32.

    I had my nose pierced for the first time when I was 18..and it fell out in my sleep and I couldn't get it back in. I got pierced again when I was 19. I lost my ring one morning on the way to work and didn't realize it until I got to work. I'd had it for 9 months and by the time I got home, the hole was gone. =( I miss my nose ring, but my body doesn't really respond well to piercings apparently. I've had the same problem with other piercings, too. So..good for you and I'm a little jealous. Piercings are awesome. :)

  2. Lena, your nose ring looks great. I think remember to blog for yourself first can get hard when you read people that have 100's and 100's or even 1,000's of followers. But I remember they all started like me, and there was something about them people liked and that's why they stayed. Thanks for the bloggy boost!

    I miss all my piercings and you make me want to get my industrial done again.

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