I made the decision to finally do what makes me happy. Although I am nervous about the outcome, I will no longer wait for society to accept me for who I am. I will carry out everything I wanted to do. If I like it, I’ll continue to learn new ways of growing. I will show myself that I am worthy of all things because I am the creation from God. He will always be the Beginning and the End. I will take all the necessary steps to make better choices because I know I’ll develop more confidence in myself that will give me continuous energy to motivate me.
I will draw from brilliant people like Michelle Obama. She too was a young girl that grew up on the Southside of Chicago, IL with big dreams. She became an inspiration to younger women as she represented the country for eight years as the First Lady of the United States of America.
I will seek out the mentors that I trust. They will help guide me along the way when I need it most.
I will surround myself with other genuine women to absorb the tools I need to extend my skills to the younger generation.An unapologetic woman's letter to herself - Click To Tweet
I will live in faith and recite my favorite mantras. Like, 1 Corinthians 13, “Love is Patient, love is kind….love will always protect, always trust, always hopes, always perseveres…”
I will do the things that make me smile. Things such as watching my daughter perform in a play, engage in sports, go to the movie theater to watch an action movie, destroy friends in a friendly card game of spades.
I accept my past.
I’m no longer ashamed of my past, in fact, after writing my first series of Bravely MisEducated, I now accept my past. Although I may feel misunderstood or let down, I will never look back and feel vulnerable again because I live in the current and envision my future.
I ask myself questions to regain strength—Why do I cry? Who is my Higher Power? What makes me happy? What makes me smile? How can I grow from this? What makes me proud of being me? How can I improve myself with this?
Everything I do I connect it to my values. By doing this, I will no longer let myself down. Instead, I can laugh about my mistakes while learning what I can do to make it better.
I am just Teressa, and I inspire myself to be better than who I was yesterday.
An unapologetic woman