Happy International Women’s Day to all the Ladies!!!
I had heard of this day before but I really started following everything when I saw Rachel Roy on Good Morning America a few days ago. She is currently running a campaign to Empower Women called Self Rule.
Basically its a campaign of what would you tell your younger self…I loved this idea!
I briefly posted to IG what I would tell my younger self…
If I went more in depth…
I would tell myself that you are stronger than you think! If you would’ve told me when I was young that I would overcome this many obstacles or challenges that I have today, I would have never believed you. I knew that I was a strong person but I never knew how strong I was! There are many times that I felt like I was going to break…but I had to keep going! I was always the sensitive one, the crybaby of the group…but I guess once I had children that changed for me! I had some munchkins depending on me, and when we were faced with obstacles, or told no…I never let that be our final answer!
I would also tell myself to live for today…
In college, I remember always worrying about my next move! What am I going to do after graduation, where will I live, will I go back for my Masters. At times I remember not completing different tasks because I was always focused on the next move. Well now I have learned that in order to be taken to the next level you must complete the level God currently has you at.
Pray More, Cry Less…Like I said earlier in this post I am the ultimate cry baby! I cry when I’m happy, mad, sad or glad. I cry! It was something I used to be ashamed of but now I have realized…it’s just a part of me! And honestly, its probably a good thing I cry rather than say what’s really on my mind! What I have learned about crying is don’t waste tears on meaningless things, people or situations that I have no control over! Give it to God…and let Him handle it!
You are Fabulous at ANY size…I was once told that maybe I would find a boyfriend once I lost some weight (and this was by a friend). Well I guess I pretty much showed them the opposite, I have a husband that loves not only my inside but every curve, dip and roll this body has on it! I remember being told this by a friend because it felt like someone had stabbed me in my back (it hurt because it showed me how she thought of me…not men)! I have NEVER had low-self esteem, now I have my days of feeling ugly like any other person but it doesn’t last long at all. But even on those days that I feel down I would tell myself you are fabulous NO MATTER WHAT! Size has nothing to do with it! And for those that don’t like it…well they can kick rocks! If I made some changes to my body it would be on my terms not because of what others think….
What would you tell your younger self???? What is your self rule??
How do you plan to spend International Women’s Day?
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