July 17, 2013
What I Love About Me ~ Sara from Chalk White Arrow
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 Sara from Chalk White Arrow
When Chantilly asked me to write this post I thought it was such a brilliant idea, but the more I thought about what I would actually say the more stumped I became. It isn't that there aren't things about myself I do love but then again, the things I love about me isn't exactly a topic I usually put a lot of thought into.
Like many little girls growing up, I was constantly told all the things I was good at or that I was beautiful or things such as how much I resembled a princess ... However, as I grew, I started to compare myself to others and began to let the hurtful things others said affect me resulting in a lowered self-esteem and like most of us, started focusing my thoughts on the negative parts of me rather than the positive.
So after considering just asking Camden (my husband) to just give me something he loved about me, I finally decided on one thing I do love about myself and that is the ability to easily forgive. I have never been one to hold grudges and have always been able to forgive others whether it be something small and petty or something heavy and relationship threatening. Honestly, I have a hard time holding onto grudges even if the other hasn't apologized. It's just something that has always come easy, and this is what I love about me.
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