Verrry rarely do I read an article on a blog that I honestly resonate with, my cousin, @fashionbreed wrote an inspiring and very real article titled 'Becomming the woman I wanted to be', & seeing as though its my birthday next week & Im getting all kinds of feels, I decided to share 3 of her points that were really life changing for me over the years. Im not telling you how to feel babes, but a lil' bit of Monday inspiration never hurt nobody😘 ...
1) Happiness & Positivity is a choice you need to make every single damn day. What you think affects your mood & your behaviour, so if youre always complaining, talking bad about other people, & comparing yourself to others, youve already chosen to have a negative outlook on life. Plus, being negative gives u absolutely nothing back. Just makes you anxious & feel like shit. Start by being grateful for the little things you do have, and Im not talking about material wealth. Believe me, material wealth alone does not make you happy & content.
2) You dont have to fit in everywhere or even anywhere at all.
My whole life I used to fit in everywhere. Then I quit my day job & re-located with husband to Croatia & things were 'different' in the 1st 2yrs. When I became a mom 3 years ago, I felt so alone & that I didnt fit in anywhere. All my real friends where in other parts of the world or back in South Africa. It was tough. But I survived. All woman do. Now 3 years later Ive got this shit handled & enjoy my own company more than ever. Now I surround myself with people who inspire me, support me, woman I can learn something from & give me deep belly laughs when Im feeling down.
3) Every single relationship/friendship needs reciprocity
What energy, time, & love you give away, you should receive back.
To end off this long post, love YOURSELF & your FLAWS. I like flaws, they make things intersting in times when so much seems the same (Im looking at u instagram, with feeds looking somewhat monotonous & some woman like clones). So lets celebrate individuality. True beauty is just being yourself, be real. Thats the 1 thing you can truly count on & the 1 thing that will make you stand out💖