Sometimes a company comes along that feels so real & so human, you could swear they are old friends instead of a business trying to sell your something. Ever since my mom gave me my first pair of @ 5 Christmases ago, I have been obsessed!! Not only are ALL of my socks now positive affirmations, but I have gifted so many other people with socks bearing messages from “I am lucky” to “I am a great sister” (looking at you @! 😜). I choose my socks based on my needs for the day. When I was 9+ months pregnant & felt like a beached whale, I sported my “I am a hero” socks as I ventured to spin class...because doing something hard instead of sitting around when anyone in her right mind would have understood, made me feel like a hero for sure. And when I go to teach facilitation & coaching classes or give keynote talks, I wear my “I am authentic” socks to remind me that I don’t need to be anything but myself. Sharing my stories & listening to other people’s stories IS the point of what I do...so I just gotta be me & nothing else. And recently when I ventured off on an adventure with 3 of my bestest girlfriends to hike the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim (after a crazy, travel delayed trek of 15+ hours just to make it to the starting point at the crack of dawn), I packed my “I am strong” socks just in case I ever doubted my strength along the way.
And here’s where it gets good. @ sent me these gems as a sort of congratulations gift for completing the hike. WHAT?! Who does that?! A company who actually knows & gets me!! A company who takes the time to comment not only on pics of their socks I post, but every day moments too. And truth be told, Logan & I need the reminder that we are a “great dad” & “great mom” every now and then because raising a human is hard work. Between the sweet social media worthy pics, there is fear (am I ever going to feel well rested again?!), self-doubt (am I doing this right?!), & nerves (what if I can’t give her what she needs...now or in the future?!). Hopefully we are better parents than sock selfie takers. But even if we aren’t...we’re doing pretty good & so grateful for this life!