August 07, 2013

What I Love About Me ~ Janee of Yellow Bird Yellow Beard

What I Love About Me

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 Janee of Yellow Bird Yellow Beard

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Hello Friends!

I suppose my story is going to start much the same as many of these other lovely lady's have. When Chantilly asked me to be part of this {genius!} series and write about what I love most about myself it was a difficult subject to breach in my own mind. However, I spent a long time considering it and one thing kept coming up again and again. I am brave.

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Not the daredevil go rock climbing without safety ropes kind of brave. And not ignorant of the consequences leap before looking brave. I mean the kind of brave where I don't let what other people will think of me intimidate me. I don't like arguing, but I won't shrink from confrontation. If something difficult needs to be said, I'll say it. If someone has to go ask the hostess why it's been 50 minutes and we still haven't been seated yet, I'm the one who my friends volunteer for the job ;) Even my husband looks to me say or do things in a tough situation when no one else will. My friends rely on me because I'm brave. When I was younger being braver than others meant getting into a fair bit of trouble, but now that I'm older {and I hope a bit wiser} being brave is a quality I've come to really value in myself. Being brave doesn't mean being bullheaded or rude, it means finding the strength and confidence in yourself to do what needs to be done. And to help others do the same along the way! Thanks for reading!



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  1. I love this series. its so inspiring!

  2. I love my heritage, my culture, my family and I am starting to love your blog!!!!


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