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 Oana Befort
What I love about me.
I have to admit that when Chantilly wrote me about this blog post I was a little intimidated. I am the kind of person who tends to be too exigent with herself, always trying to improve and sometimes forgetting to sit back and see what she already is.
So... The thing that I like the most about me right now is who I am as a mother. I can forget about everything or any silly problem when I look into my little boy’s eyes, I love the fact that I am probably the funniest person in the world to him and the one that will always be there for him with a constant growing love.
I love the fact I am a hard worker and I always knew that I wanted to be a creative. I love that I kept trying to do what I loved the most, despite many hard times, context and some discouraging words (why do we always remember those?).
I love the fact that I am friendly, sociable, open and I can sit and listen + keeping a secret.
I love the fact that I am depending on God and I have him as my source of strength, inspiration and encouragement. I truly believe that I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for him.
xo, Oana Befort