Becoming an adult is pretty scary and I feel like life hits you smack in the face in your twenties, all of a sudden you have thousands of responsibilities. We all deal with pressure to varied degrees and I do love this pressure; having busy schedule, a booming inbox and constant burning goals inside me. I have always wanted to work for myself and be incredibly independent and this is completely down to my superwoman mum. This is a really special post for me and yes I know Mother’s Day has been and gone but I just want to celebrate my mum in this post because without her, my world wouldn’t go round as smoothly it does and I probably wouldn’t have a drawer full of spare birthday cards ready to send. I was really inspired by PANDORA’s ESSENCE range which is all about celebrating the values you appreciate in the people you are closest too, relationships that mean so much to you…
We all think our mums are our hero and that is beautiful but do you really reflect and appreciate the reasons why. The modern day superwoman is literally my mum, she has a high flying high pressure job in the city, a social diary busier than mine, a house to keep clean and tidy, a family to keep happy and on top of that she is everyone’s best friend, agony aunt and therapist. She makes time for herself to go for walks, read and knit, she is the most positive person I know and even in the most awful situations will see the bright side. She holds everyone in her life together and even as I write this, I feel myself welling up because she really doesn’t realise how incredible she is.
I’ve rang my mum numerous times while she’s been in important meetings, in a state of panic because I’ve burnt my hand or can’t find my travel card and she will slowly calm me down no matter what. After a stressful day at work dealing with goodness knows what or traveling half the country in one day, she’ll get home, pour a glass of wine and call someone she loves to ask them about their day.
In today’s world, I feel we are constantly seeking values and beliefs and our meaning in life. We do meditation to de stress, write happiness journals to stay happy and try endless holistic therapies to figure out why we don’t feel right. What I love most about my mum is that she doesn’t have to try to be positive or kind or moral; those beautiful core values are the essence of her. As well as being my mum, she is my best friend and my hero.
Every year, we always do a little city break together and write before we jet off to Spain next week, I wanted to give my mum something that celebrates her unique individuality. PANDORA have a beautiful ESSENCE Collection where you can carefully choose charms you feel recognise the traits you cherish in the person you are buying for. The two charms I chose for my mum are positivity and balance. With balance and positivity being the true essence of mum. She is incredibly hard working yet knows when to switch off and be goofy, she never says no to dessert or a glass of wine and will always see two sides to a story which is just some of the reasons I chose balance. The positivity charm is so beautiful, it’s magnesite and is said to be calming and relaxing, encouraging a positive spirit. I think the marble-like pattern is super stylish- another trait I value in my mum.
This post is in collaboration with PANDORA and I just want to say thank you to them, not only for allowing me to give two special people in my life a beautiful elegant piece of jewellery representing their unique traits but also for giving me a chance to really appreciate and celebrate these relationships in my life. As a blogger, I get opportunities to share stories with you and introduce you to things in my life I love but more than anything my dream is create more happiness, gratitude, health and kindness in the world. My mum does that every single day!
Love, Lottie x