Thank you Caycee for sharing. You are very insightful & wise for someone your age! I'm about 20 years older than you and still struggle with some of the same things. Some of it is human nature I think! I've been inspired by your blog for a long time. You seem organized and proactive about a lot of things. I think you are so photogenic and have even tried to model myself after your happy smile! I've never been really photogenic and have to take a lot of pictures to get one good one! I think that's what we seen now in life. The edited or photoshopped things. Thanks for being so real! We will love you no matter what! Have a wonderful day!
Caycee, you are just adorable and I love how honest you are. So glad you have made improvements with your anxiety. Everyone is struggling with something. I mostly have anxiety related to my kids and juggling life, in general. And, BTW, your smile is stunning!
I've been reading your blog for about 2 years now, and while I love your fashion posts and pictures of your fun nights out with friends, it's very refreshing to also read a post like this. So honest. So raw. So real. I applaud you for being open about your anxiety. I struggle with it too, so knowing that there are other women out there who battle with it as well, is somehow strangely comforting. So, thank you for sharing on a more personal level today. You are a brave and strong woman! And P.S. I think your smile is absolutely gorgeous and your figure is amazing. 🙂
Love how candid you are Caycee…I struggle with a lot of the same things. xo
I can relate to your anxiety. I have the same issues with liking myself and looking a certain way. I am not happy with my body and will be getting a tummy tuck later this fall in hopes that I'll gain some self confidence back. I too do not like my legs. So much so that I don't even wear shorts so I commend that you do. You have more self confidence in that area than I do! I'm also on an anti-depressant/anti-anxiety med. I try to remind myself that I can't be everything to everyone. The most important people whose opinions matter are my husband and boys. Thanks for sharing this. Know you're not alone. You're a beautiful woman. God made us all different to spread the beauty in our own ways.
Hi there. Long time reader here. I happened to be visiting Charleston and saw you out. You appeared very confident and easy going. (though, a little loud) 🙂 But that means you were having a good time. The issue about worrying about accomplishing your day struck a chord with me. Have you ever been evaluated for ADHD? What you described it classic to those with the disorder…..
Anyhow, just be you. The older you get the more you will realize that if you are comfortable with yourself, you will be okay with the body "imperfections", people's opinions and live free. I know. I am 44 and struggled a great deal in the past, but realized life was passing me by because I let things I couldn't or shouldn't change get under my skin. So don't let life pass you by on things that make you unique. Your teeth, your legs, your tummy, your laugh. Just be you and that is okay.
I have always been self conscious about my teeth too… that they weren't "perfect." My husband not that long ago told me that my smile is what attracted him to me in the first place. That my smile lit up my whole face and made me "me." It changed my whole opinion of my smile. It makes me "me"! How wonderful! We are not meant to be perfect. There are a million perfect smiles out there, but now I finally prefer the one that is mine. And I bet the vast majority of people out there remember a distinctive, happy smile instead of a perfect one.
Thank you for being more honest and open Caycee, it's refreshing and brave. I think we all can have similar struggles at times, I know I do. A tad of xanax helps as well at times. 😉 No one's life is perfect, no matter how it's portrayed online. And I really appreciate those, like you now, who can help keep it real.
I've been a reader for a couple years and like others above love how candid you are. Thanks for being real. 🙂
Girl, you don't change a thing! I have been a reader of your abs Natakies blog for a few years now. Started following just to get a locals perspective on SC since we just moved here…I've never meet either of you, but know we'd be besties! Lol love your honesty, kind heart, and sense of humor! You are such an inspiration to other moms and wives! So excited for you in your families knew adventure to DI! Sounds like a wonderful place to live and raise s family! Thanks for letting us follow along in your journey! 😘 Keely
I struggle with a lot of these things too…bravo to you for being brave enough to share it. It is comforting to know I am not the only one. I think sometimes we are our toughest critics…although some people can get a close second ;-). And they suck.
I have read your blog for awhile. I think you are beautiful and entertaining. Thank you for giving me my morning coffee "me time".
Wonderful post. Blog land is like a black hole of blogger's curated lives and sponsored content.
This was refreshing!!
I have 10 years on you – (though just 1 year more than you as a mother – I am a Yankee). I have anxiety. Functioning, but not as well as I'd like. I should look for a therapist and consider Rx.
I don't wander over here too much (as I blogs, Pinterest are "bad" for me) – but I just scrolled a bit and saw your exciting move. Fun!
Thanks for the real post! Blogland needs more of this.
Been a reader for a few years and think you are amazing! Great post- love the honesty! Your gorgeous and should never worry about that! Take care!
Can you please do a follow up Anxiety Part 4…i would love for you to finalize the series by answering the question "Why do you blog?" If you are medicated for anxiety and put yourself and your children on the internet doesn't that subject you and your children to criticism? Plus you take hundreds of selfies–some in a bikini– and put it out to the world. So I guess I'm really confused why you expose yourself to the harsh world of commenters or sites like GOMI. That would tie everything together for readers. I don't blame you one bit for being upset by stranger comments, so why even do what you do?
Always reassuring for other women/moms to read your truth and honesty in a post like this. I think we often underestimate ourselves and our positive traits. I love the blogger and woman that you are, and so wish we lived closer to be able to catch up over coffee – real life and insecurities included. Believe in yourself lovely lady, we all do x
I feel like I could've written this! Even down to the bone graph and crown & still stressing over my smile. I'm still working on my acceptance that not everyone has to love me! Thank you for this 🙂
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