I have learned that other people’s judgments can keep us from doing a great deal of things, including loving ourselves, being who we truly are, and taking chances.
I have learned that regret is a river that runs deep and that forgiving ourselves can be our greatest challenge.
I have learned that a woman’s power is not measured by how loudly she speaks or how confident she appears – It is measured by how much pain she can endure, how much disappointment she can take, and yet still have the capacity to love, to dream, & to hope
I have learned that sometimes just surviving means you are doing the best that you can
I have learned that the thoughts we think and the words we speak have the power to propel us forward or keep us stuck
I have learned that other women can be both our greatest allies & our worst adversaries
I have learned that true beauty is not always something you can see, It is more often a feeling. One that exists in fleeting moments- an expansion of our hearts that pushes the breath right out of us
I have learned that more than anything, we all just want to feel loved and accepted
I have learned that the journey to find safety, when it is something you have never had, can be a long, long road.
I have learned that even the best of intentions can be crushed by the weight of reality and responsibility
I have learned that a good laugh can lift even the lowest of spirits
I have learned that truly listening to another woman who needs to be heard can change her life, even if it is in ways that you cannot see
I have learned that friendships with other women are both necessary and complicated
I have learned that FEELING is something we MUST do …. If we choose to run from it, the more it takes control and keeps us from getting anywhere at all
I have learned, that all of my other dreams and goals aside, if I have one moment in which I have touched another woman’s soul, where I have helped her feel loved or hopeful or worth something – Than my life has purpose and meaning… And that is my greatest lesson of all.