Beauty Speaks

 
 

It's funny how life happens sometimes. When I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed a while ago, I noticed a status update posted by an acquaintance I had in high school mentioning that she was planning to move to Santa Barbara. After briefly reconnecting online, she later reached out to me to share my story through her movement called Beauty Speaks, a "movement of creatives (based out of LA and Dallas) that empower women in their voices, worth and what they carry."

To be honest, it took me a while to think of what to say. What ISN'T there to talk about? How could I possibly include every lesson, every revelation? It's been such a humbling yet empowering journey of entrepreneurship, battling my ego and temptation to return to my idea of stability. After receiving so many positive responses to my story on Instagram, I decided to share it with you guys on the blog too:

 
 

"As a newly minted entrepreneur, I began to recognize how risk-averse I am, and how remarkably difficult it is for me to let go. I never realized how bound I was, not only by cultural expectations, but by my own ridiculously high standards that I've set for myself. I'm not thin enough, not talented enough, not experienced enough, not creative enough…enough, enough, enough.

Through this season of transition, I've been learning what it means to be content in love. To recognize how I am seen. If all Im called to do for the rest of my life was to perform a menial task, say dishwashing or sweeping, just so that I could touch one person, I would be content because I fulfilled that calling of wholeheartedly loving through being responsible with the little and loving on others. It's been an incredibly humbling thought, but it has pushed me to move forward through the lows and stay persistent because I know that I am exactly where I need to be.

Women, we are our own harshest critics and biggest bullies. Our emotions don't define reality, so don't allow your moments of weakness and low self-confidence to taint how you view yourself, because it isn't true! We are not defined by our size, career, marital status, or financial worth; WE are worth it because we are living and breathing manifestations of love and the fact that we have the opportunity to partake in this thing called life is glorious and beautiful in itself."

What is one thing you've overcome?

Please share in the comments below. I'd love to hear your story as well.