Channeling My Inner Stuart Smalley

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.”


  1. Colleen - Mommy Always Wins says:

    Hoo boy. Another reason I’m glad I have boys. We women folk are funny about our insecurities, aren’t we? I mean, from the outside looking at us one might think we’re beautiful, successful, smart women. What’s there to be uncertain about? But on the inside, those insecurities loom and make us question…everything. I think its the support of those friends and family that really do it for me!
    .-= Colleen – Mommy Always Wins´s last blog ..The post where I laugh at my kids and make you think Im a big fat jerk =-.

  2. Susan says:

    This one really hit home with me today. I have an interview for a position in my current department, but in a field that I don’t have a lot of experience with. But I know I could do the job. It’s trying to convice the panel today that they think I can too. I am lucky to have supportive family and friends that assure me I am good enough because I have my doubts. So I’ll try to channel Stuart Smalley today too! And happy birthday!

  3. EG says:

    Happy Birthday!

    At what age to you go from, “Woo hoo, cake and presents!” to, “I should pass on some of my life wisdom today.”?

    I’m still in the “Woo hoo, cake!” period of life.
    .-= EG´s last blog ..Still here- being cute =-.

  4. Mary says:

    I sooo want to work hard to instill confidence in my daughter. I think alot of my personal issues today with confidence stem from the fact it wasn’t instilled in me. I want to break the cycle and raise a strong young woman!
    .-= Mary´s last blog ..Four months on the job =-.

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