Hello babes! Happy New Year! I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged but life has been a bit crazy. I had a slow start to 2018 but I’m back and I’m better! To start things off I want to say thank you to everyone who has reached out to me and asked me to post on my blog, it means a lot to me that my readers are interested in what I have to say. Secondly, I would like to say that I have come to the decision to take my blog in a different direction. I will still be blogging about my single mom shenanigans BUT this year I want to focus on self-care, I want to highlight what Caya_Te & Live really means to a single mother when it comes to self-care.
I came to this decision because 2 days before coming into the New Year I lost a family member…what is usually a happy time in my family was a time of mourning. So needless to say I’ve had a lot on my mind and haven’t had time or energy to blog. While I was on this blogging hiatus I gave a lot of thought as to why my family member passed away and what came of it after. I started to really think hard about self-care, not just caring about what’s on the outside but most importantly on the inside. I started to really think about my health. I noticed that others in my family also started to focus on their health. I guess you can say this death made us all look at our ways of living.
I couldn’t help but wonder what kind of harm I was causing to my body by what I was eating, what I was drinking and how I was living. I realized that I have lived in this mentality of “yeah, shut up and live and do whatever the hell you want” for so long that I didn’t stop to think that maybe this very mantra that I believed in with all my heart was doing more harm than good.
I’ve heard many times that 2018 is the year of self-care, it wasn’t until this tragic event happened that I started to worry about my mind, body and soul. I found myself wondering…if I fell ill what would happen to my daughter? I’ve been told I have a fatty liver….what if my drinking would make it worse in the future? What if I keep eating junk food, drinking soda and get diabetes? All these bad choices that I make every day affect my future! All of this scared me! As a single mother, this scares the living hell out of me. I’m all she has, we are all they have. It’s our responsibility to take care of ourselves first so that we can take care of our kids.
All of these late night thinking sessions sparked my decision take a slightly different approach to Caya_Te & Live. I want all my single moms to know you can have a crazy messy life and still work on your self-care! You can still set goals for yourself! You can take care of your mind, body and soul while still having the time of your life and I’m going to be right here with you!
My first challenge is to set goals for the month of February, I want them all to be different ways you can practice self-care. They can be from going to the gym, maybe giving up soda or even starting a gratitude journal! Whatever your goals are make sure they will somehow contribute to YOUR mind, body and soul!
I want to hear about your goals, I want to know what you’re doing to start off the year of SELF-CARE! Email me or comment below! I can’t wait to share this new journey while we all just Caya_Te & Live!