Once you decide you are worth more, you WILL be tested. So make the decision and get yourself ready. I had to do this for myself recently. Now I can say from experience, keep working on truly knowing your worth. Practice. Affirm yourself. Encourage yourself. You are worth the effort.
Today is the last day of Autism Awareness Month. While I try to share my experiences of dealing with Autism in my family often - to foster meaningful conversation, point to resources and work to lessen stigma - it seems more than appropriate to amplify that sharing now. I want to be a part of fostering a culture - online and in real life - that creates safe enough spaces for people to feel they can share.
I hope I never forget these days. In fact, I'll be careful to make sure that I don't. I may not have all of the money that I need or desire right now, BUT I am fully confident that I will attract, work for, earn, grow, keep, be gifted with and otherwise come to a place of full financial abundance. I did not always believe that, so I am grateful - even now before it fully manifests - for the belief. I know it will happen for me. I won't stop until it does.
It's hard to chose to be your best self, every single day. Be encouraged if you are still struggling with this. I have as well, but the lesson is in the journey. A few weeks ago, while driving my son to school, I recognized an opportunity to instill the importance of this into my son at an early age.
When you're all about positivity, progress and passion . . . being down can seem out of character. That's how I felt last week. I was having a tough time dealing with some difficult decisions concerning my youngest son. He's three years old, curious, funny, sweet, full of energy and on the Autism Spectrum. I should have given myself enough room to fully experience my emotions so that I could process and work through them. Instead, I defaulted to guilt. Why was I quick to deny myself a safe space?
If you've ever wondered why I insist on bright and colorful, here is part of the answer. It's not so much for show or attention . . . it's for me. I'm drawn to color, in my wardrobe, accessories and elsewhere because it reminds me to celebrate everyday moments, each day. Here is why that is important.