Sitting here looking at my closet(life) I find myself wondering . I wonder how often I have let go of what I really wanted. I wonder how often I have let someone else’s purpose fall into my way. It isn’t like I have set out each day with the mission to please others. Somehow, though, I have managed to sidestep my needs and wants and replaced them.
Just the other day instead of staying home and getting things done around the house like I wanted to do, I managed to talk myself into going out with friends for the entire day. I actually have created this persona about myself that I am easy-going and am good with anything when in reality I am not always so okay with it. I have given up this entire part of myself to others for so long that now when I say I want to do something it gets taken with the flip of a hand and everything about what I wanted gets changed. I know I am not alone in this. I have seen many friends and family members do the same thing over and over. We as women more often than not, (I am not saying everyone of us, because I know of a few real kick-ass women who don’t take no for an answer when it comes to what they want) just give in. We need to stop that. We need to give ourselves permission to do what we want. Maybe it is buying that $300 purse because it is pretty, or maybe it is taking a little longer lunch because you want to go for a run, or maybe it is taking that girls’ trip so you can just let loose and find you again. Whatever it is that you think you need give yourself permission to just go do it, and to hell with the consequences. Yep…that $300 purse is calling my name!