Welcome To Today
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I love this sign. LOVE it. I think it's the perfect thing to hang near your bathroom mirror and purposefully read at least once a day.
When I began this blog I began it quietly, letting few know about it. I wanted this space to be able to really focus on allowing myself to be the person I always wanted to be but wasn't. Because people knew me as a certain way and I felt boxed in. Boxed into labels like "bubbly" when in reality I lean more towards "snarky" (and that's putting it nicely at times). I was tired of being the good girl, the nice girl, the girl who didn't fight for herself. And I was lucky and in a new country with only G, who loved every facet of who I am.
Today I stand far stronger than I ever have. I've learned to truly believe in the quote by Robert Frost:
"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life. Define yourself."
So now I do just that, define myself. I am strong. I am feminine. I am an amazing wife, mama and friend who loves deeply and passionately. I can be fierce either for you or against you, though I am learning when people aren't worth the wasted seconds of anger. I am a phenomenal cook, a talented artist (in several mediums), and an amusing conversationalist. More than any definition though, I'm me. I made the decision to stop apologizing for that, to stop feeling guilty for the way being who I am made others feel about myself. This blog began as my space to write unfiltered.
I'd love to get to know my readers a bit better. How would you define yourself?