I was really touched when Kara asked if I could contribute to her new project for Babe Vibes. It's a Pep Talk Generator which I think is something very special and very necessary for us babes. Too often, we talk ourselves down when we should be talking ourselves up.
My talk is something I struggle with and is very personal and maybe slightly confusing to some. I always feel like I should be prepared for the worse and often I do by not allowing myself to be truly happy which is just weird and silly…I'm fully aware of this. I taught myself at an early age to always have my guard up and to never really be hopeful of what I wanted in life. The let down and hurt was always something I couldn't bare and would lead to depression. It's how coped. These 2 things made me pretty rough around the edges and always somewhat sad and bitter.
Life has been pretty good these past several years and it's time I start to really acknowledge that. Not allowing the negative bits to cloud over the good. To recognize that bad situations will come and go.
Becoming a mom to a vivacious and super affectionate boy has really cracked my hard exterior that I worked so hard to create for myself. Our life together as a family has made me face the things that hold me back to a better life, not just me but for all of us.
I now thank God every day for what I have been given and for what I've achieved as an individual and a mom. Prayers usually consisted of "why" and "why not" when it should have been "I am grateful for…" all along.
This got deep, huh? : )
If you're in need of a little pep talk, check out the Babe Vibe Generator and I really encourage you to create your own.