My oldest daughter, Mady, was born when I was 19.
You could say we kind of grew up together in a way.
She is now a wise woman of almost 26 (she was a Christmas baby!).
Mady is my voice of reason, she is also one of my biggest sources of encouragement. She is my right hand and sometimes she brings some common sense when I need it.
I’ve been having a rough time keeping my positivity up.
There are people that I have admired for a long time who have similar businesses as mine and are rocking it.
They are very different from me and have their own exquisite style.
They are Anthropologie and I am Target.
Here’s where the problem lies…I have been feeling badly about being Target.
Feeling like maybe I didn’t have as much to offer because I am not Anthropologie.
That wise girl of mine sat me down the other day and said things to me that needed to be said.
That also required some vulnerability on my part because if I won’t admit I’m struggling she can’t help *hint hint*.
She talked to me about how the world needs Target too.
Target isn’t a bad thing, it’s just who I am.
I will be able to touch the other Target girl’s lives because they need what I have to offer just like the Anthro girls do!
I left that conversation with the feeling that I’m ok just the way I am. Who I am is like a lot of others out there.
I don’t have to feel less than; I need to feel like I am just who I need to be for the women who will connect with me.
I saw this quote and thought *BAM* there is our Monday Motivational for this week. Once again because this girl needs it, and figures some others do too!!
My challenge to you is to be vulnerable, look at WHO YOU ARE, all of the wonderful things about YOU, and stop comparing yourself to those around you who seem to have what you want. Maybe you have something to offer that they don’t. Maybe what you are bringing into the world is just as valuable but you’re so busy comparing yourself that you aren’t looking at how UNIQUE & BEAUTIFUL you are. My sisters (and brothers if men are reading this) you are something special. You add things to this world that no-one else can.
Have a most wonderful week before the week before Christmas.
Keep some peace in your heart and love yourself just the way you are!!
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