My little girl takes better pictures than me! I honestly thought that when I started taking pictures of her she wouldn’t really be into it since she is barely 3 years old, but she actually loves it (some days). We just go outside, she says “mommy where’s your camera?” I turn it on…and she WERKS! See below for details, more pics and a mini “mommy rant.” 🙂 Outfit:
Shirt: Ralph Lauren
Shoes: Ralph Lauren
Being a great mother means more to me than anything in the world (hence my Insta bio that reads “mommy first”). I was never one of those girls that said “I can’t wait to have kids one day,” because I was terrified of the responsibility. I am responsible for a LIFE! Even thinking about it as I type this makes me tear up. I never thought I’d have to raise my first child away from my family, let alone as a single mom. Oddly enough, I’ve achieved more with her than without her. Right after I had her I received my masters, I got my own place and paid my own bills for the first time in my life, I was able to create 3 makeup palettes with a huge makeup company and 5 other amazing women, I am finally following my dreams in a career field that I’ve always wanted to be in, and things just keep getting better.
I made excuses for myself the first year she was born, I had severe postpartum and I didn’t know how to pick myself up from a difficult series of events. But as soon as I changed my “woe is me” attitude, everything changed. Besides my faith in God and constant prayer, one thing that gave me hope for my situation was my mom. She had my sister at 17, got pregnant with me at 22, and my dad died before I was born. Even though I was raised by a single mom, I feel like I grew up better than many kids with both of their parents. She owned her own home before 30, got her masters, and we didn’t want for anything. I’m sure she struggled at times, but we would have never known. My mom created an amazing life for me and my sister despite her circumstances, and that is my goal for my Yoshidoll. 🙂