Monday, May 3, 2010
I LOVE this! I 100% agree with this. I love that it empowers us to do better, be better & to not only not be ashamed of it, but be PROUD of it. So many times I have answered the question, "And what do you do?" with a reply of "Oh, I am just a stay at home Mom".
I read this quote a few years back & started to change my answer & change my LIFE, so that the answer changed. I decided, who am I not to live out my dream of having my own Dance studio? I love to do make-up, who's to say that I couldn't go & be a make-up artist for my favorite brand MAC? And why in the heavens could I not do all of this & still be a "stay at home Mom"? I started putting my plans into action & going after what I REALLY wanted out of life, until I got it, even when people would still ask "the" question, I would tell them that I was a Mother & loved that I was able to stay at home with them. Nothing had changed, except my refusal to belittle myself & what I had made of myself. Well, here I am a few years later & I have accomplished the goals that I had originally set. Don't get me wrong, I still found myself saying things like "Yeah, I teach dance, but .... it's just in my basement & I just have a handful of small classes", or "Yeah, I do make-up, but..... I just freelance." And then I am reminded of this quote & that I need to not feel little in this big world. There are many new goals that I hope to achieve & I hope that I can continue to better myself & not limit myself.
Even in writing this post, I get a nag in my brain that says, "Well, if you just come on here & talk up yourself, then my osh kosh b-gosh Laura, you are FULL of yourself!!!!" Then, whence again, I have to remind myself that it's not that at all, it's allowing ourselves to shine & hoping that everyone around you will allow themselves to do the same. I have a vazillion things to work on & always will. It's a lot in the attitude of how you get somewhere & the confidence in yourself to know that you are meant for greatness. In all of the people that surround me from day to day, I see in them traits that I would absolutely LOVE to have & I hope that they see it in themselves.
So, as we ask ourselves "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?", I hope that we can say "Actually, Who am I not to be?"