Love Yourself Series - Jaylene

I am new here. To this self love.
To this whole love.
To this not changing for anyone,
not apologizing to anyone,
sort of kind and pure love.
And I am never leaving.
//my heart is overflowing
— Alison Malee

Where do I start - the beautiful Jaylene, the 'give you the shirt off of her own back' Jaylene; the beyond loyal, thoughtful and hilarious Jaylene. She truly is one-in-a-million and anyone would be lucky to have this gal in their life. Jaylene has many amazing qualities, one of which is her extreme loyalty to those who she lets into her world. I know the love, the time, the patience and the understanding she shows others, but I also know that she herself is often at the end of her 'to take care of' list. I know applying to be a part of our love yourself series for Jaylene landmarked the emergence of a whole new woman.  

This is Jaylene

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Why are you passionate about self-love:

The more that women love themselves for who they truly are, the more the positive body movement takes over. I have not loved myself for far too long. It is time.

What qualities about yourself do you love and appreciate?

I am driven.
I am loyal.
I am passionate about doing the right thing.
I am relentless and resilient.
I am a fun mom.

What do you do for yourself to recharge and encourage self love?

I am a member of a group that focuses on creating healthy habits. 

I drive with the sunroof open and music loud. 

I sing Lady Gaga at the top of my lungs.

I cuddle my kids.

I flirt with my husband by driving him crazy.

What makes you feel beautiful?

When I am put together for a meeting that I have prepped for. 

When I am wearing my favourite outfits.

When my sons play with my hair. 

 

What demands in your life hold you back from making time for yourself?

My passion to be a successful entrepreneur. 

My commitment to put my family and career before myself.

Do you have a favourite book or quotes that encourages you to put yourself first?

"She's got a heavy heart,
a messy soul, 
a reckless mind,
and I think it's beautiful the way she carries herself."

 

What advice would you give to your younger self?

 Love you. You are perfect the way you are. You will be just as successful on your own....don't sell yourself short.

Thank you Jaylene for taking time to put yourself first and for being apart of our Love Yourself Series!!

Make-up by the one and only, Chelsea from Allure Beauty by Chelsea

 

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