Worth the Fight?

Why is it so EASY to be HARD on ourselves?

I'm too fat!
My hair looks gross!
I'm so stupid!
Who would ever love me?!

It's as if being hard on ourselves is a full time job that we can't afford to miss the pay cut for.

But when it comes to being positive and confident, it can be the single greatest challenge of our day.

I am beautiful?
I look good in these jeans?
I deserve a good man?
I deserve a raise!?

It's as if the second we start to believe we're talented, or God forbid beautiful we tense up like a ball of frazzled stress and start running back to our old BFF Negative Nancy. Do we enjoy torturing ourselves or is it something we've grown so accustomed to that we don' know how to reverse the painful cycle?

I figure if self-worth and confidence is something I can only achieve if I work at it, I mine as well put up a really good fight in the process. Because let's face it ladies, we are feisty little creatures already! We constantly fight each other, fight our men, our parents and siblings and even the employees at work get a little of our wrath every once in a while...So why not redirect some of that energy and start fighting for ourselves?

Who Knows? We may even find out we're worth it!

Finding the time to find myself

Well hello! It has been quite some time since my thoughts have traced over these blank pages. I hope you don’t feel neglected, it is just that I have had so much on my mind lately, but at the same time it has been completely blank!

Why is it so easy to forget about or forego the simple things in life that make us so happy? If you think about how many hours are in a day (24 for you math magicians) why is it that we can hardly find even 5 minutes for ourselves????

I know the easy excuses are that we get caught up in everyday routines and obligations from work, to kids or spouses, to pets, the trip to the bank, grocery shopping, laundry, dishes and of course the phone that won’t stop ringing! But when do we ever get time to soak in the moment and sunbathe under a ray of self-reflection and worth?

I recently moved into my very own apartment and even as a young women without pets or children, I still find it near impossible to enjoy a moment to celebrate and love little ol’ me.

So whether you are single or married with five kids, a science major or even a math whiz, find the time to add up enough hours in the week to dedicate to you and only you! Whether it’s relaxing with the paper, taking a jog, reading the twilight series (yet again), or even taking a well deserved nap in the middle of the day… just make sure you make the time!

Because as we all know time fly’s by sooo fast and we don’t want to wake up one day jetlagged on the runway wondering why our life has left us behind...