In case you didn’t already know what day it is……yea, yea, it’s hump day……but it’s also Woman Crush Wednesday!! Thanks to the advent of social media there are several online “holidays” (I guess that’s the best word to use?) each week.
For example: Man Crush Monday; Medal Monday; Transformation Tuesday; Throwback Thursday; Flex Friday, etc, etc.
Initially, when looking at this you can see/think, good grief just another blessing from the technology obsessed millennials! That was my first thought about all of it myself but, the more I became immersed in the social media culture I saw it as a tool for motivation, support, community, respect. That has become my goal. The purpose of my blog and my Instagram (for instance), is for them to be places for ideas, motivation, support and uplifting each other. It’s hard to find genuine people online and in social media nowadays. There is this mask of perfection or the assumed reality people want the world to see. They are not projecting the imperfect person they really are. None of us are perfect……plain and simple.
And so……….back to Woman Crush Wednesday! I have decided that I would like to try and make it a weekly ‘thing’ that I have a blog post dedicated to an awesome woman each Wednesday. Whether that may be a friend of mine, an acquaintance, or someone I just dream of being in their presence! As my inaugural #WCW, I have chosen….myself!?!?! Hmmmmm……some may be thinking, “a little big headed are we?!” Honestly, not so much! lol 🙂 For years, I have struggled to think positively of myself and my accomplishments. I spent a lot of time and energy comparing myself to others and not reaching that invisible goal of perfection. I am going to use this as a stepping stone in loving myself just a little more by recognizing my accomplishments and good things about myself! 🙂
I have come a long way in my journey and some days I struggle to see how far I’ve really come. I was able to walk away from an abusive, unhealthy relationship and am “making it” on my own. I’m actually more successful and financially stable on my own than when I was married. It started off rough, there were days of wondering how I was going to pay the bills or feed my son, but I’ve made it through. I own my own home (it may need some TLC lol but….it’s mine!) In 5yrs time, I’ve gone from struggling through 2miles to training for my first FULL MARATHON!! 0_o After the birth of my son, I was able to loose almost 80 pounds and keep it off through hard work and determination.
I am in no way perfect, but there is plenty about myself I should be proud of and I should celebrate. So, here is to many more Woman Crush Wednesdays and celebrating the accomplishments of the amazing women in our lives! 🙂 ❤