Monday was my 38th birthday! For years I have tried to find ways to celebrate that give back to others; donating blood, volunteering, raising money for a cause.
This year I wanted to do something that celebrated by giving back all year… and maybe even longer than that! I want to take myself on a new journey this year; a different kind of journey. A meaningful journey. I’ve set out on many journeys through the years, some have been intentional. Some I have stumbled upon. This year I want to take a journey that impacts the lives of others in a meaningful way. I want to bring you with me on this journey.
It’s a journey to improving the way we look at ourselves. We are constantly bombarded by messages from others and from ourselves about what we should look like, what we should have accomplished thus far in our lives, the roles we should be playing, etc. With all these messages, which start at such a young age, we have lost sight of the fact that we are beautiful creatures, inside and out.
My goal is to help encourage you in your development of a greater sense of appreciation for yourself. To be transparent about the struggles that go along with loving yourself, caring for yourself and flourishing in a world that screams ‘you are not good enough’ by sharing my own struggles and thoughts.
You might be asking yourself what makes this blog any different from the other body positive blogs or self-esteem blogs. The answer is nothing really. I’m no different from any other woman out there looking to build up others, empower people and edify humanity. Use as many tools as you can to find your way. I have over a decade of experience in psychology but for me this is a human issue. No one is immune from feeling insecure or fearing rejection based on how they show up in the world. So, if you’ve struggled with that, this might be the place for you.
Let me start with this simple fact: you ARE enough! You are good enough. You are strong enough. You are worthy enough! You are more amazing than you realize and I would like to invite you to come along with me in growing your appreciation for yourself. The journey to loving yourself and caring for yourself in a compassionate way — let’s call it living THE RADD LIFE. So if you’re down, let’s do it! Watch out world! Here we come!