July 24, 2013
What I Love About Me ~ Mollie from Wild Olive
This summer, I'm hosting an ongoing weekly series called "What I Love About Me," where I ask a variety of women bloggers what they love most about themselves! This was a project I started last summer, and I'm happy to bring it back.
In our culture, it can be hard for women to think and talk positively about ourselves. TV, movies, commercials, magazines, and even blogs constantly prodding us with messages about how we are supposed to look, act, and feel as women. It's easy to be susceptible to these messages, and it's not uncommon for many to find themselves on a constant quest to be "good enough" in society's eyes. On top of that, those who are confident and vocal about their good qualities are often thought of as arrogant, conceited, and sometimes others even feel the need to "take them down a notch."
With this series, I want to promote women realizing and celebrating the amazing aspects of themselves, without fear or shame. Today's amazing woman is Mollie from Wild Olive
There are many things that I like: embroidery, cute things, books, drawing, crafts, and more. These things are reflected in my blog. There are other things I love, like my family and God. But what do I love about myself? One thing comes to mind as the best and most important thing: I love that I find my identity in Jesus.
As a blogger, okay, as an anything, it's so easy to compare yourself to others or to rely on feedback from readers or friends to define you. I know that all too often I start looking at my blog stats or how many times a post has (or hasn't!) been pinned, and it's easy to down on myself, questioning what I'm doing. But those thoughts don't hang on for too long.
If tomorrow morning I wake up and the entire Internet hates me, I am still a child of God. Nothing changes that. He makes me whole.
This one thing defines how I perceive myself more than anything else does. Does it mean that I don't need to change and improve things about myself? No. But it does give me a level of contentment as I rest who I am in Him.
xo, Mollie from Wild Olive
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