Hi everyone, and happy Sunday. I hope you all had a great week and could relax and refresh over the weekend. Early this week, I was having a conversation with a good friend of mine, and one thing she stated to me stood out and thought would be an excellent subject to highlight in this week's blog. She said women underestimate their worth far too often. She stated, I went to lunch with some coworkers, and we were talking about this and how society often makes us feel like we have to have it all together all the time "and really, how true is that for us women? We often show what I call the photoshop version of ourselves. We feel we have to have everything perfect; our career, clothes, homes, hair, makeup, and the ideal partner. If we don't have all this all the time, we feel like we are failing and, at times, less worthy of celebrating the small victories we often take for granted?
As women, we often feel like we have to compete with each other, and unless it is "post-worthy," we tend not to see it as worthy are having value. The post I like the most from friends are the ones that are the most real, the most relatable; of course, I cheer my boss girls on, and I have many amazing friends that are successful and have it all together. I love that, and they often inspire me in the best ways, but I also love the times when we share are real moments.
I have a friend of mine who shares her cooking fails on Facebook, and I love them not because she messed up, of course not; I enjoy them for how honest and relatable they are. It is refreshing that this pretty amazing woman who nails everything in her life opens up to friends and shares her less-than-perfect moments. If we all followed my friend's lead, we would feel less alone and less likely to take the small victories for granted. Doing this is even more essential for us with Turner Syndrome as some of us tend to have self-esteem issues and are prone to have high anxiety, so we need to be reminded of this even more.
We need to understand that it is vital that we take care of our physical and mental health and realize that it is just as important. We need to know that we are worthy and take time to self-care. We also need to take a step back from time to time, check on each other, and say to ourselves that we got this. Even if we don't have the perfect photoshop life, we have a life full of worth and blessings and should not take it for granted. You are, in the words of Aibileen from the Help, "You is kind, you is smart, and you is important," and we need to remind ourselves of this and, most importantly, bring kindness and encouragement to others you never know what battles they are fighting. This week I challenge my readers to share one non-photoshop moment post or video about themselves. You be surprised how people will support you and relate to you. Who knows,
I may even give you a shout-out on my social media feeds.