HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY BABES!!!!
Women rock and there's absolutely no denying that! Every single day I'm so proud to be a woman and be surrounded by powerful, inspiring, and beautiful women!
Thinking of all these baddies around me, it really made me think, "What is women empowerment and what does it mean to me? Is it solely supporting other women and pumping each other up to be the best versions of ourselves?" It is but it doesn't start there. Women empowerment should start within. You can’t love and support others without loving and believing in yourself first.
The biggest thing I've learned (and am still learning everyday) is to stop comparing and be proud of the work I produce. It’s so easy to look at other people’s success and beat yourself down- “I wish I could do that”, “I can never be at that level”, “they’re just a natural”. Listen girl, none of that is true! Tell those voices in your head to shut the fuck up. You CAN do that, you CAN be at that level (you probably already are!) and no ones a natural, everyone starts somewhere and those who keep trying, progress! Those negative thoughts and doubts are external and no one has time for that! Every time I think about my work in a negative, nonconstructive way, I immediately remind myself that those are external thoughts and I have better things to think about.
I'm learning to accept myself and love myself for who I am and the work I produce. My favorite quote is “I’m both a work in progress and masterpiece simultaneously” (thanks Sophia Bush) and it runs through my head constantly because that's basically my life in a nutshell. Whether I have days that I can take on the world and look fabulous while doing it or I have days that I'd rather stay in bed because it feels as if the world is crumbling around me, that’s okay! There’s no normal everyday way to feel- feel it all! What’s the good days without the bad?
We all need a reminder that we're all bad ass and can accomplish whatever we truly desire! So, to my fellow sisters (and misters), I’m here for whenever you feel less than amazing, to talk, to listen, and/or to help! We all need to band together and create a stronger voice, especially in a time that our voices are being shushed. You are beautiful. You are smart. You are a woman!
Go kick ass babe xx