I really want to pull the curtain back on why I do what I do and how I do it, in hopes that it will help strengthen and empower other women like you to overcome your struggles. I am committing right now to share my struggles here in a way I never have before: with complete transparency, authenticity, and vulnerability. See that empty gate? That’s where my 6:15 flight was supposed to be, but it’s delayed, so I might miss my connection to Memphis, where I am supposed to be for the @juniorleague #ODI
conference. Between recommitting to my health this week, three back-to-back 6:50am @juniorachievementusa
sessions, an Executive Women International Meeting, having to pack, oh and work, I am beat. I did not workout this morning; it was just too much. Yet, for the first time in my life, I recognize this for what it is: an act of self love, not a failure, as I’ve always seen it in the past. An act of self love to recognize that I had reached my max and just didn’t have any more to give this morning and that that is ok. Can I tell you how badly I wanted the nuggets and waffle fry heaven instead of this salad? To be honest with you, choosing those nuggets and waffle fries three, sometimes four or fives times a week this past winter is part of why my clothes don’t fit and I need to lose some excess weight. Also, I want you to know that just because I chose salad over nuggets and fries does not make me perfect or you less so if you don’t. This salad was not perfect to me and it honestly wasn’t that good. Plus, it had fruit and dairy on it, neither of which I’d prefer to eat right now, and the dressing had lots of funky ingredients in it that I definitely didn’t want, but ate anyway. That said, for me, it was the better choice in the moment. Chick-Fil-A will be here when I return and, if I’m going to treat myself this weekend, it will be on local food in Memphis, not that. So, here’s to all us working career woman who are not only working on our careers, but ourselves, our priorities, and our goals. We are more than enough, we are worthy, and God has our backs!