Happy Mother’s Day, lovelies! Mother’s Day is conventionally exactly what its name prescribes it to be: a celebration of the women that have brought us into the world and their sacrifices for us. Nevertheless, it’s important not to forget that Mother’s Day doesn’t just have to be about celebrating mothers. Today, celebrate all of the women in your life who have helped you become the person you are today, by wiping the tears off of your face or putting a smile on it. Here are VocaLady’s best pieces of advice by mothers and family friends – as told by our staff!
“My mom consistently gives me the confidence to pursue my interests, which really helps, because they’re in the arts, which it a tough world to break into. She also provides excellent advice. I feel like I can talk to her about pretty much anything going on in my life.”
“My mom is always there for me and I let everyone know it. Honestly, during an interview once, I think I spoke more about my mom being my role model than about myself. She has always told me that I have the ability to do anything. When I’m feeling down on myself, she is always there to lift me up and, because of her, I can keep going.”
“My family member’s unabashed love of tattoos and romance novels taught me to not fear being myself. Once when I was asking her about whether or not I should get a tattoo that I liked but didn’t have any sentimental meaning, she shook her head and said if I loved it then it was worth having (I currently sport that tattoo on my upper arm).”
“Do what makes you happy! Don’t stress the small stuff! Life goes by too fast! And always listen to your mother!”
“I learned from my mom to always have confidence in myself. She is always so confident with who she is and I aspire to be like that. She believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. My mom isn’t just my mom, but also my best friend.”
“I essentially grew up with two moms: my biological mother and my best friend’s mom. When I was little, my mom told me that I could always talk to her, but I would never have to tell her anything I didn’t want to. She was extremely gracious about me seeking advice from my best friend’s mom if I so chose. It showed me that sometimes respect for privacy can be the best way of helping someone, especially a child.”
“My aunts and mom would basically constantly tell me one simple thing: to remove negativity from my life. Negative people specifically. And at some point in my life I made a decision to remove a negative person from my life and things vastly got better.”
“My aunts and mom have a gift of making me laugh! My mom also taught me that if you’re going to do something, pursue it in all ways possible! Don’t lose sight of your goals and don’t avoid them because you’re scared of failure.”
Enjoy your Mother’s Day!