You can’t see people’s mental health…♥️

Yes, I diet.

Yes, I exercise.

Yes, I get Botox.

Yes, I have a nightly face routine.

Yes, I’ve lost 40 pounds since December.

No, I don’t have hair extensions.

No, I haven’t had any plastic surgery.

No, I don’t have an eating disorder.

No, I’m not told what to do by Nick.

What I have developed is some sort of stomach issue that cannot be figured out. Multiple tests, doctors’ appointments, throwing up in a drive thru cup at any given time, and lots of pain, prayers, and tears has become the current new normal.

People are so quick to judge and say things that they “assume” could be going on. We live in such a sad time that any woman should have to justify anything because of hateful comments.

Can we normalize checking on each other and making sure everything is ok?

The strong friends are normally the ones dealing with the most.

Can we normalize supporting women who choose to take care of themselves?

Girl, be proud of yourself and how far you’ve come.

Can we also normalize stay at home moms who are successful and have a career they are able to do at home?

Because for those saying, “She’s spoiled, she gets to stay at home,” I have a real estate’s license in two states, work with a broker who flips multiple houses a month, run two businesses my husband and I own, and take care of three precious babies. All while my husband is 15 hours away for work.

Can we quit bashing women who like to wear makeup and dress up?

I mean have you tried Bobby Brown- Highlighting Powder? Because it’s enough to make you want to become the CEO your parents always wanted you to marry.

Can we all just be kind and spread more love?

It takes a lot more effort to gossip and try to figure out someone else’s life than it does to just be kind. Besides, would your momma be proud of the bully you’ve become?

Mental health is a real thing. Hateful comments and rumors only make certain situations worse. Those that are having hateful comments directed towards them (like me) also have feelings and are human.

Remember… The way you make people feel is your reputation.

Published by Lacie

Lacie Ross is the director for the Miss Hahira Honeybee Pageant held annually in Hahira, Georgia. Among many titles, Lacie was Miss Georgia United States 2013 and Miss Georgia South 2013 where she went on to place in the top 15 at Miss Georgia USA. She has judged, directed, and competed in multiple pageants. Lacie even appeared on TLC’s “Here comes Honey Boo Boo” as a celebrity judge. Mrs. Ross is a graduate of Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Minor in Human Resources. She also holds an Associates in Science from Georgia Military College. Lacie is very active in the community where she has held positions as a L.A.M.P homeless shelter mentor, Second Harvest of South Georgia spokesperson, team member with the Georgia Special Olympics, ambassador for People Water, committee member for the Hahira Honeybee festival, among many others. She is currently on the board of directors and choreographer for the Miss Georgia South Pageant. Lacie is happily married to her husband, Nick, who she met on an airplane coming home from Miss United States. The Rosses have three beautiful children, Atticus, Ander, and Addleigh Elaine and reside in Highland, Michigan. A quote by Audrey Hepburn is one Mrs. Ross lives by “As you grow older, you will learn you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

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