I want to talk to you about something important. Something that was really hard for me that I didn’t realize was an issue until someone commented on it while I was selling swimsuits at a kiosk last year. (you can read that experience here)
To make a long-ish story short, over the last few years, I’ve had a really hard time feeling good and comfortable in my own skin. I felt betrayed and disappointed by my body and wasn’t super impressed with it. Because trying to have a baby can seem to turn everything you’ve ever known upside-down, I began having awful thoughts about my body and didn’t super want to take care of it or love it because I truly felt like it had betrayed me.
Obviously, in order to have a baby, it was important that I took care of my body. Not just in the way I eat, but also by taking care of it and feeling confident in my own skin. Honestly, I feel a little weird talking about this because it’s so personal, but I also feel like it’s important.
I started working with Mentionables about 6 months ago. I have followed them on Instagram for years and love everything they stand for. They are a model-free lingerie company. Their pieces are always so delicate and pretty. Shopping for pieces on their site never feels weird or gross. It’s a completely different experience buying from Mentionables than literally any other lingerie.
I mention Mentionables for a very important reason. If you don’t feel good in your own skin, it’s really hard to enjoy being intimate with your spouse. And honestly, being intimate during infertility can begin to feel more like a chore than something that should be enjoyed. So finding pieces that I feel not only comfortable in, but beautiful in is so, so important to me.
YOU GUYS. IT IS MY BIRTHDAY WEEK. Giving good gifts is seriously one of my love languages. I love giving a solid gift that I know someone would want. I also love giving gifts that I have personally loved that I know another person could use. I’ve partnered up with Mentionables to give away a $30 gift card to their shop! Head over to THIS POST on my Instagram to enter!