Dear Hot Girl Summer,
I am writing to say Thank You. The last 3 months we have spent together have taught me so much about myself and, as summer has officially ended, I felt like I wanted to put my feelings down on paper to tell you how much you meant to me.
Let’s start at the beginning. We were introduced through Megan. I didn’t think we were a pair that would work. What did a late 30’s Mama like myself have in common with young stallions? I was worried I wasn’t cool enough. I didn’t have the look and more importantly the knees to endure a whole summer of being a Hot Girl. Megan tried to ease my worries. She said it was just about women being unapologetically themselves. I could do that right, right?
Little did I know that our relationship would give me a renewed sense of confidence I haven’t had in years. Being with you has taught me so much, but there are 3 things that I hold onto dearly.
Unapologetically being me…real Hot Girl Ish
If you make yourself a priority, everyone else will fall into line.
A week or two after we decided to make it official, I had a heart to heart with my husband. I let him know it was getting pretty serious. I was dedicated to living my best life during this Hot Girl Summer. I thought he would give me pushback but he actually encouraged the change. I started asking for the time I needed. Our marriage and my son were both still at the top of my list, but at least now I was on the damn list! I discovered that I am over brunch but I LOVE late dinners. I started working out. I have had more Girls Nights Out this summer than I have in the past 3 years combined. It felt good great!
I still got it…it just looks a little different.
You reminded me that I am still LIT. I am still fun to hang out with. Maybe it doesn’t look the same as it did before I became a Mama, and that’s okay. Like so many other Mamas I spent the past 2 years trying to get BACK to the woman I was before I had ObieQ. Back to my old jeans size. Back to being able to take shots at the bar. Back to being “cool Jenny”. Well you taught me a big lesson: “SHE GONE.” But, the new Jenny is fire! I bought a few key pieces of clothing in my new size. I walked with my head held high. I also started speaking positive words over and to myself. I embraced my glow and even posted a few IG photos were I was feeling myself. Official Hot Girl behavior!
So that brings me to my last point. I don’t want to let you go.
Yesterday was the first official day of fall. I spent the day in yoga pants…don’t leave me yet. Will I be strong enough to carry my lessons into this new season? As I trade my gin & tonics for red wine, can I keep that same energy? (Note for later: Ask Darienne if you can “Drive the Boat” with boxed wine). Please keep in touch. Slide in my DMs every once in a while. Until then I have our playlists to keep me company. I’ll see you June 20th 2020.
Your Fav Hot Girl Mama,