It’s always good to have weekly, monthly and yearly goals or as I have worded ‘promises’ here are my May promises :) this stays as my phone background and I will update this each month!
Jennifer Lawrence has been an inspiration to me for over a year now. Her whole outlook on life and fame is so amazing. Making light of situations that most take so serious (red carpets, interviews, being famous and accepting awards) and bringing light to situations that most ignore completely (bullying, authenticity, being yourself, being real and being natural).
When J-Law went to the premiere of The Great Gatsby with barely any make up - if any - I saw the whole world of celebrity change. She doesn’t take selfies to get attention. She doesn’t go out of her way to be famous. She has stayed 100% herself. She eats what she wants, she drinks when she wants. She values herself and respects herself enough to stay who she is and who she was raised to be. She keeps her old friends, she chooses parts that she really believes in. She has not once sold herself out and I think that is incredible. Not once has Jennifer Lawrence let fame get to her head and change who she is.
So here is MY make up free face. I love myself, I am authentic. I am real and I don’t need to cover myself up or act like someone else. I am me. Thank you Jennifer for inspiring me. For letting me be me and showing me that famous people aren’t real.
One more goal complete - I have booked a one way ticket to London!! It has been my dream since I can remember and, whilst it is a very scary and daunting move, I have faith I will work my ass off to make things happen. And hey, if things to fall through and I have to come home, at least I will know that I tried my very, very best. Time for things to start happening people!
I am in the middle of a very big dilemma right now…do I wing it, jump of the cliff, take the leap of faith, grow some wings…make it happen? Should I book my ticket to London?
Today has been an incredible day. I woke up, and even with the huge amount of uncertainty in my life right now, I feel incredible. Light, confident, ready and optimistic. I finally feel like things are going to work out the way I plan and even more exciting…I finally like myself.
I know that probably sounds bizarre. I have always been OK with myself but there were more lows than there were highs. But now? I know I am not perfect, in fact I am largely imperfect but isn’t that the same as the rest of the world? Imagine if I were perfect…if I changed who I am to try to fit into what I think is perfect. What a waste that would be. Because no one is perfect. We are all imperfectly perfect and I have FINALLY realised that! What an epiphany!
Sure, there are many things I could improve in my life. I need to learn to say no more often (I am way too nice and always do things for others when they do nothing for me), I could exercise more and eat less chocolate (but I LOVE chocolate, its my alcohol or drug if you will). I could learn to take compliments a wee bit better and perhaps put myself out there more. But these are all pro-negatives. Negatives that aren’t really negative…they all have their positive sides and are all areas that will only make my life even better!
In the wise words of Imagine Dragons…I feel on top of the world!
So, to wrap this up I want to know what you love about yourself? It can be one thing or 100 things but I would like to know. Celebrate loving yourself with me! The things I love? My heart, my brain, my hair and my smile! Now you go…GO!
An incredibly powerful song and performance that I think we can all learn from - Bullying is for losers!