I’ve been thinking a lot about this week’s mantra. Obviously, since it’s this week’s mantra and all.
She believed she could, so she did.
What a powerful statement, don’t you think? It’s amazing what we could accomplish if all we had to do was believe in ourselves.
I think this comes about after a lot of self-reflection about all the different things I’ve wanted to do in my life. It feels like that for most things, I’ve fit my dreams into this box; a box that’s defined by my family and society and my school. I wanted to go to law school, and for some that’s an outrageous dream. But it’s still socially accepted. It might be outrageous for me, but for me , I always knew that I could do it. I still know that I could have done it. But I wasn’t happy.
It was the moment that I stepped outside of that box that I truly became happy. I feel so fortunate sometimes…my life isn’t defined by my career, and my career isn’t defined by anything other than me.
I mean, think about it.
Hell, graphic designer…
These are all very prestigious and well-respected professions, as they should be. But they fit into a box that I just don’t. want. to. be. in.
I want to dream without worrying about fitting into some pre-defined standard. I want to be myself without anyone expecting anything of me. I want to live without limitations.
And I believe I can.
Just believing in myself, believing that I can be a writer and blogger and wedding designer, gives me more joy than I’ve ever felt in my entire life.
Do you believe you can?