Today I join several other blog mamas to girls over at Momma Made It Look Easy for a post about the importance of instilling confidence in our daughters.
Today I am also 41.
Am I always confident? Heck no. I have many down days. Days when I doubt myself…days when I don’t like myself. I jokingly call them bad hair days.
I feel like I have grown a lot in the past year and even though I am no longer a young girl, I still work on my confidence daily. I have the same insecurities and self-doubt as everyone else. I have the same worries and the same self-conscious mirror that I use to judge myself.
I am a work in progress. I try to no longer please everyone, to be the nice girl who cannot say no or who worries too much about what other people think…I am learning to be my own best champion. I am blessed with an amazing family and supportive husband and good friends. I am a lucky woman.
If I had a bit of wisdom to share with you today, it would be to dream big, love large, laugh loudly, say yes, say no, and believe in yourself.
As Stuart Smalley says, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it…people like me.”