4 hours ago
You guys ever have somebody say something to you that completely stops you in your tracks and changes your whole outlook on life? .
This happened last Saturday with my niece, Lydia. She’s my oldest niece, my biggest fan, my best friend. I am her role model. She listens to my music, wants her hair like mine, wears clothes like mine, and watches everything I do. Sounds amazing until the other day she told me “I’m a really good eater. I eat when I’m bored, eat my meals all gone even if I’m full”. And I was rocked. Did I teach her that? Have I been steering her onto an unhealthy path. When I’d take her on dates it’d be dinner, popcorn at the movies, and maybe ice cream after. It was in that moment that I said to myself “you’re not just doing this for you, you’re doing it for her, and her sister and the rest of your nieces and nephew who look up to you. Don’t let them down” .
Being an aunt is my absolute favorite title, and I want them all to be proud of me and maybe my new ways will be become their new normal.
She’s part of my motivation, who’s yours?