MORE than anything, I want you to know that you’re a beautiful bad-ass. Our physical beauty is just one slice of the pie that makes us truly beauty-full. Until we start to value our compassion, sense of humor, integrity, creativity, grace, resilience, intelligence, and boldness — among so many other smoking-hot attributes—we’ll all struggle with feeling like we’re enough — and that’s big no-no.
First thing’s first: Sit down and really ask yourself, What do I want and what makes me happy? “You’ll only find your passion if you search and fight to discover it. You have to get out there in the world and do things that scare you.
Skipping something you love (The gym? A massage? Girls’ night?) to keep open to plans with your significant other isn’t helping either of you. When being selfless becomes so automatic that your instinct is to think of others first and you second, you’ve lost grasp of who you are and what you need. Remember, You are the priority.It’s more than okay to be the friend who orders a salad at a burger joint (or vice versa)—and that applies to far bigger things, too. Stop worrying so much about the naysayers and surround yourself with people who support your dreams, even if there is just that one friend.
Dream big, then challenge yourself to chase that dream. I can’t say enough of this. The people who have done, seen, and accomplished amazing things in this world have done them so because they are fearless.
A break up? Work troubles? Believe me when I say that it is part and parcel of life. Life is about moving through those obstacles with grace— and sometimes that involves clenched fists, a tear-streaked face, and a lot of four-letter words. My advice, grab one of the latest larger than life sunglasses from Dior and you will do just fine.
Actually do those 5K-for-a-cause you’ve been meaning to sign up for and I have a few good friends who have done so and that did them so much goodness. True fulfillment requires more than “the right husband, perfect children, your dream job, or the perfect body,”. When we’re pouring out our heart and serving others, we find the ingredients of real joy and wholeness.