Before the last week of February ends I wanted to finish this month’s Bold. Brilliant. Beautiful. You. statement – but this post has been sitting in my drafts for much longer than that! One good thing that came out of my tardiness is that this “I AM” statement became like a mantra for me this whole month. It was in the back of my head not only as a pending blog post but as a thought to mull over.
The timing is perfect because as much as January is the resolution-a-thon, February (at least to me) is where I kind of do a personal inventory. It starts with a lot of I am not’s versus I am’s and at the start of February, I was made more aware of my insecurities and how it affects my perspective of everything. From gratitude, positivity and the lost art of receiving love.
So even before anything else, I will start with this: “I am deserving.”
As opposed to saying “I’m worth it” I believe I needed to craft a more personally active stance on intercepting the good things that are coming my way. Cue fairy dust and harp strings – I am more able to send as much good energy as I am willing to receive!
Sidebar: I recently signed up for the #100 Happy Days challenge to practice gratitude and I have to be honest, I am struggling to keep at it. Maybe again, because I don’t see myself a cheerleader and maybe because happy isn’t energetic all the time? Again, Racquel makes her argument beautifully with her #100DaysofReal
I think it’s a common ailment for most people to not know how to take a compliment and are more versed in the language or self-depreciation. There’s even this photo of positive intention going around the Internet and shows the physical effects of negativity through an experiment. Imagine if your own body turns out like that!
So this month, I was able to stop the depreciation at times and it felt…okay. It felt better when I wrote it down, though. Here’s to celebrating who were in the different ways we know how.
About the Bold. Brilliant. Beautiful. You. project*:
Throughout the year, I’m joining forces with some of my blogging friends to motivate and encourage ourselves and others to be bold and step out from behind the lens, the projects, and the page to show ourselves. That’s right, we’re doing something just for us.
And we’re inviting you to join us! Each of us has something bold, brilliant and beautiful inside—whether it’s a dream to get the job you want, wear those sparkly shoes in the back of our closet, or start a non-profit. The #BBByou project is a support group for all of us seeking to be real and vulnerable. No judging, no questions, just support and words of encouragement.
Be a part of the project by using #BBByou on Instagram and Twitter to find other women like you, who are looking to make 2014 their best, most authentic year yet!