Fearless: Getting Naked Changed My View on Motherhood

Word of The Year

We all have words that resonate with us this time of year. Resolutions, goals, creating a fresh start these words define “The New Year.” But what if instead of making hard-fast goals that will (most likely) be broken the first week we changed our words. What if we chose a word to define how we want to feel in the New Year? For 2018, mine is FEARLESS.

Fearless in pursuit of happiness, life, self, and in motherhood. Ok, I know you are thinking, “but what does this have to do with getting naked?” Well, let me tell you a little story…

Getting Naked

A few weeks ago I applied to model for Elizabeth Roses Photography’s Boudoir Wardrobe Shoot. Mostly I wanted to just have the opportunity to have boudoir photos taken but I never thought I would actually be chosen. But I was.

The deal was, you model you get photos. Easy enough but I forgot a little fact, that these photos would be used all over the web. Well, whatever let’s do it.

I did it, had the time of my life, and made a few new friends along the way. (Check out my latest project with Madison: Parent Bloggers of Georgia! ) Walking out the doors after our “sexy slumber party” (seriously it was so fun we didn’t want to leave) I became a new person. Seriously, if you are contemplating a Boudoir photoshoot DO IT! No regrets here, I feel so ALIVE!

The Butterfly Effect

It was as if my external shell was stripped away as I stripped down. I’ve been slowly revealing more and more of my reality but this experience changed everything.

Then I saw the photos…

Fearless, how getting naked changed my view on motherhood. Photos by elizabethroses.com
Photo by Elizabethroses.com

My first reaction was “oh my goodness I love this one, but ew look at my stomach.” My first reaction was to put myself down. Then I stopped.

Fearless, how getting naked changed my view on motherhood. Photos by elizabethroses.com
Photos by elizabethroses.com

I stopped and looked at the passion behind the photos. I saw someone I hadn’t seen in a while. Someone who was lost in the bog of parental chaos. The real me, wild, fierce, sexy, and just happy. When did I stop feeling that way? I’m finally seeing the butterfly emerge from the postpartum cocoon and this year I will be FEARLESS.

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Fearless

This year my word is Fearless. No goals, no resolutions, just letting go and pushing forward unashamed of the person I am re-becoming.

What about you, what’s your 2018 Word of the Year?

 

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Fearless, how getting naked changed my view on Motherhood. Photos by elizabethroses.com
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About Bryttany Hyde

wife | mom | hot mess of adulting realness Bryttany calls herself a wife, mother of two, and a hot mess mom. "I like to keep it real, instead of worrying about what everyone thinks all the time." Together with her family, she is downsizing and sharing their parenting reality as they do so. When not on the blog, you can find Bryttany on social media or in her parenting group on Facebook: The Hydeaway. Thanks for joining our wild ride!
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