Societal Norms Should Not Be Your Standard

Societal Norms Should Not Be Your Standard

This past weekend, I took part in a fun photoshoot for a friend and local business owner, N-Dowd. During the photoshoot, I had the chance to talk with some amazing women. One of the conversation revolved around how society tries to define what it means to be a woman. As young girls and even early into our womanhood, we allowed these norms of society to be the standards we had for ourselves. These norms that society creates no longer defines who we are or what path we want to take. If you are feeling lost or out of alignment with who you are, you may be trying to live up to societal expectations that are not right for you. Here are some reminders that we all need from time to time as we grow through life.

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Why You Need to Know Yourself

Why You Need to Know Yourself

It was not until two years after college that I started to realize that I had been following the norms of society without question. As a young woman, I was worried getting a stable job, finding a husband, and having kids. Nowhere in my vision was there a worry about my own career and development. Sure, I was focused on doing well at my job and enjoying life, but I was not in a mindset that allowed me to develop myself as an individual. I cannot pin point a specific realization that led me to start prioritizing self-awareness, but here is why knowing yourself is the key to living your best life.

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How to Discover Your Truth

How to Discover Your Truth

As women, we are told that being too sensitive and feeling too much is a sign of weakness. We are told to hide our emotions and that our hearts should not guide our decisions. However, I believe there is great value in following your heart, your inner voice, your inner truth. If your inner truth is not guiding your decisions, then something or someone outside of yourself is more than likely guiding them. I definitely do not want to live a life that is guided solely by society or other people’s opinions.

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Your Happiness Matters

Your Happiness Matters

As I sit here and write on an early weekday morning, I can’t help but share the message that taking care of yourself should always be your number one priority. We find value in helping others but I feel a lot of us do not take the time to help ourselves. If you help yourself first, you will be able to better serve others. That’s a win-win to me.

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Being Still

Being Still

Hello, loves.  I apologize for the gap in posts - I've been in a transitional phase of life and have not felt centered enough to sit down and write.  I want to share with you that I completely changed my life by uprooting and moving to a new city.  There was no hesitation in my decision to move which means it was definitely meant to be.  Even though I had no hesitation, it still is a hard transition to go from the place where I've lived for the past 27 years to a new city where I am starting everything from scratch.

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