It’s been some pretty boring days. Today, I FINALLY was able to put my hair in this basketweave…
This means one thing and one thing only: MY HAIR IS GROWING!
It’s the little things…
I’m so inspired.
Last night, I attended a vision board party called Position to Win. (To get more information on this, email my friend here.) We, as women, got together, shared our struggles, our goals, and parts of our lives with each other.
One of the things mentioned was the idea of trying to do everything all by ourselves. A mindset that I’ve struggled with in the past but, to which I BOLDLY testified I no longer did. No longer do I don my Superwoman cape and bear all of the burdens that enter my space every day. No longer do I obligate myself when I’d rather go home, have a seat, and catch up on my T.V. shows. No longer do I feel guilty when I make myself a priority. But wait…
This morning, I woke up to a twinge of conviction. This feeling was all too familiar and I know now that my statement about not being Superwoman, was not COMPLETELY true.
Of course I don’t have a cool, sexy suit to put on when I’m saving the day. Nor can I just fly up into the outer edges of the atmosphere to conquer the day. (Wait…does Superwoman fly?) And yes, I was truthful about what I mentioned before but…
I’m still trying to be Superwoman. I still try to do everything, meet every deadline, accomplish every goal. I didn’t recognize that this was the case because I’d learned to say “no” to people. I’d learned that I’m important, that I’m a priority.
What I didn’t see was that my businesses…that baby that I birthed four years ago and the one I was currently laboring to birth? Yes, them…Those two are super demanding and if I’m not careful, I will meet that super demand with a super effort. One that I don’t always have.
See, here’s the deal. We assume this role of “savior” because we either have trust (fear) issues or pride issues. In business, it’s that you don’t trust that someone else knows more than you or has a skill set that is better than yours OR, God forbid you just need help. I don’t know if I’m scared to delegate or if I just want to boast about the fact that I’m doing it alone but, either way, I’m taking this cape off. (Although this suit IS pretty sexy!)
Do you suffer from Superwoman or Superman complex? Do you find yourself trying to save everyone (or, in my case, everything?) Join me in making this a goal for this year: I will do what I can do and that will be enough.
Yes! Let’s get it!
Busy. Busy. Busy. That’s been the theme of the day. I didn’t get a chance to take pictures but, I’m grateful to finally get back until the swing of things.
So, for the past couple of days, I’ve continued to push myself outside of my comfort zone. They seem like baby steps but, for me, they are huge because there was a time when fear would have stopped me from moving forward.
Thursday, I posted a video with a makeup look that I never would have considered doing a year ago. This is what happens when you stop caring about failing.
Yesterday, I received a message that literally moved me to tears and this was on top of an already rough week. I pushed passed my feelings (something I’m learning to do) and went out with my friend, Natasha.
I stole this pic from her Facebook page.
Isn’t our makeup flawless? #shamelessplug
So, today was a pretty typical day. I’m grateful that I was able to attend a free webinar that taught me a lot about owning my own business. It seriously was almost overwhelming with all of the great information that she shared. I’m glad that there are people who aren’t scared to share their knowledge with others. Thanks Renae!
So, how about I don’t know what day I’m on. This weekend has been hectic but, I’m grateful for the busyness.
Thursday, I had a photoshoot. I was inspired by roses (June’s flower) and Frida Kahlo. Hence, this awesomeness!
I almost cried when I saw the pictures. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to see my vision come to fruition. (P.S. Video tutorial coming Thursday!)
Friday, I worked to get ready for a show on Saturday. I was thankful for my creativity and work ethic.
Saturday was the show. I am thankful that I met some amazing people and it’s a natural high when people praise your work.
Yesterday, I looked in my closet and a part of me that I thought was gone, reared her head. Next thing you know, this outfit made itself known.
Then, I worked out with some buddies.
AND I enjoyed this on the way home:
Today, I’m back in the shop again. I have a headache now but, I’m grateful that I have work to be done. Thank God!