Thursday, October 15, 2015
I'm on your team, be on your team with me
They say you're pretty lucky if you can count your good friends on one hand.
Having connected with some great women around the world I consider myself luckier than most.
They're all amazing, capable, beautiful, lovable, empowering human beings, and it is such serendipitous magic that we're in each other's lives.
It's interesting though, as free-spirited, independent women we're all subliminally bombarded with messages, daily, about how we're not enough.
Because we're women, our value as humans is tied to our relationship status, age, demurity, niceness, size, money we have (or don't have) along with countless other irrelevant factors.
While sometimes difficult, it's important to utilize our strength to value ourselves. In other words, be on your team! That's much easier said than done, and I personally find that it helps to have others on your team with you.
So most importantly, surround yourself with people who love you, so when those moments of doubt inevitably creep in, someone will remind you "I'm on your team, be on your team with me."
It's taken me a long time to even recognize that doubt, let alone be able to turn it off and breathe. I'm lucky enough to have friends who encourage me to value myself, be on my team.
This is part of why I'm moving back to Bali, and part of why for the first time in my entire life, I made the decision to not take a job in front of me, and value myself more than expectations set before me.
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