“Be thankful for what you have,
you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough”.
To everyone who celebrates today,
If we could go back in time, for only one minute - what would you tell your younger self?
It could be written as a list that would serve you well growing up, even till this day.
A list of things written on a piece of paper for teenage You to read when needed - in times of self doubt, fears or worries. To make sure you stay focused and to keep you walking your own path.
A piece of paper that would bring You back to the future. What would you say?
I’ve made a list of 10 things I would write to my younger self, that would serve me - and I hope you too - even today.
It’s a strange thing to experience - nerves while I’m in my home alone recording a message. What the heck is wrong with me? I’m the one who loves to talk and I’m the one nervous to talk? To my phone? But it’s the truth - I’m nervous and I have to deal with it. So finally I thought, this is the time to step into the arena.
Now, if you know Brene Brown and know what I just said, you are nodding your head, right?
For those of you who think - ‘arena? Wait, what…?’
I promised myself to wait before I would start sharing this with you all. Wait till I’m ready to talk about my goals and what I’m working on. Where this will lead Moksi Collective in the near future. I promised not to put more pressure on myself - remember, I’m trying to be cool with my ‘done is better than perfect’ mission while being creative. But what I know for sure, is that whenever I have this feeling, that tingling feeling inside of my gut, I need to follow it…
Let’s talk about the subject so many of us are talking about and so many are avoiding to talk about. Yet, it is right in front of us every single day - the lack of diversity and inclusivity in so many industries. I believe life in general would be much better, if we look at someone as a person, first and foremost. But I’ve experienced many forms of subtle and direct racism and direct exclusivity my whole life. Yet it does not stop me from doing what I want, or treating people differently, or claiming my seat at any table. I do this in my own way - by being myself, by being kind, but direct. I ask questions and set boundaries. My grandma and my parents raised me to be better than the person who wants to hurt me with their words or actions. And I’ve two girls who I’m teaching the same. I hope you will stop to think about what it means, to see no inclusivity in what you are reading or consuming. Six little words. Spread the question.
“Who is not in the room?”
Today marks sixteen days that I started a new creative personal project for 100 days:
One embroidered word a day, to create. One quote, to inspire. 100 days, to remember that done is better than perfect. It was like a cue for Self-doubt to show up.
I have been writing on my blog since 2010. Why do I share? Because I care and want to connect with my readers. I share because I know there are other women, just like me, who are thinking “Hey girl! there you are, I was hoping to meet someone like you”. That’s why I write these words all the time:
‘be yourself - you are enough - you are seen - don’t doubt yourself’
But what if the person who needs to read or hear these words the most, is the one that seems so perfect or so strong and so nobody will ask them - ‘are you okay?’