Never Apologize for Who You Are {Motivation Monday}

There are hundreds of quotes that I love from Jen Sincero’s book You Are a Badass. This is one of them:

Never Apologize for Who You Are {Motivation Monday}

Never apologize for who you are. It lets the whole world down.

Wise words, Jen. Wise words.

I remember when we were researching dogs before we got Bailey. We had it narrowed down to two kinds: shiba inis and corgis. I’d already fallen in love with corgis after seeing them over at Posie Gets Cozy, but hubby was a tough sell. When I showed him corgi photos, he jokingly said something along the lines of, “Who wants to get a goofy-looking dog with big ears and short, little legs?” But, it didn’t take him long to fall in love with Bailey…big ears, short legs, and all! Some people may find the corgi ears and legs odd, but they are what make corgis unique in a beautiful way. In the same way, whatever “flaws” you may find in yourself are what make you you in a totally awesome way! You are you – “flaws”, strengths, and all. Remember to love yourself completely and never apologize for who you are.

Kiawah Island Birthday Beach Weekend {Day 3}

The last day of our Kiawah Island Birthday Beach Weekend was not only supposed to be the best weather-wise, it was my birthday, too!

Kiawah Island Birthday Beach Weekend {Day 3}

Kiawah Island Birthday Beach Weekend {Day 3}

Since my sister knows me (and my love of cake) so well, she made me a cake mini based on some of my recipes for breakfast!

Kiawah Island Birthday Beach Weekend {Day 3}

She topped her cake minis with a warm blueberry topping. They were so good!

Kiawah Island Birthday Beach Weekend {Day 3}

We soaked up the sun for most of the day. The weather was in the low to mid eighties, which was just right for our beach day. We hung out on the beach, swung by the pool, had a day-time drink (piña colada for me), and did our best to enjoy every fantastic minute.

Kiawah Island Birthday Beach Weekend {Day 3}

We kept lunch simple with leftovers from the previous days. I had spaghetti and meatballs. They were so good, I even enjoyed the leftovers!

Kiawah Island Birthday Beach Weekend {Day 3}

And for dinner, we had a tasty soup with a side salad with chicken slices.

Kiawah Island Birthday Beach Weekend {Day 3}

And sis made me a two-tier cake mini for my birthday dessert!

Kiawah Island Birthday Beach Weekend {Day 3}

Kiawah Island Birthday Beach Weekend {Day 3}

It was so good, I didn’t want to stop eating it. Eventually, the plate was cleared of all cake and chocolate topping, so a stop was forced. Blast! The family was lucky I didn’t dig into theirs while they weren’t looking.

Kiawah Island Birthday Beach Weekend {Day 3}

In the morning, I took Bailey for a walk on the beach. I wanted to soak up every ounce of Kiawah Island that I could before the road trip home.

Kiawah Island Birthday Beach Weekend {Day 3}

Kiawah Island Birthday Beach Weekend {Day 3}

Kiawah Island Birthday Beach Weekend {Day 3}

Kiawah Island Birthday Beach Weekend {Day 3}

And after a quick breakfast, it was time to say goodbye to Kiawah Island. Till next time!

Overall, we enjoyed a beautiful weekend at Kiawah Island that was made better by the company of my family, husband, and Bailey. The icing on the cake wasn’t chocolate or blueberry sauce. It was my sister planning and executing such a thoughtful and delicious menu the whole family could enjoy. She made a Google doc ahead of the weekend with every delicious meal planned out. No detail was too small, and the menu worked out great. Thanks, Sis!

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