That Girl

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Sometimes I imagine…
I am living outside myself and looking back at who I am now

As I turn my head over my left shoulder,
I see a girl who is strong and brave
And then I see a girl who is sometimes alone and scared

I see a girl who is happy and smiling
And then I see a girl who is at times sad and tearful

I see a girl who is free and independent
And then I remember the girl who was stuck and felt trapped

I see a girl who knows herself more than ever because of practicing self-care, self-love, and forgiveness
I remember the girl who turned her back on herself and forgot who she was for so long

I see a girl who counts on herself to get things done with confidence
I sometimes see the girl who gets caught up in others broken promises and simultaneously finds a way to let go instead of feeling let down

I want to hug that girl and tell her in the most compassionate way that everything is going to be fine. Healing is never linear and triggers are everywhere. Some days are better than others and your friends and family love and support you.  Always remember this

I tell her, grieve so you can feel free to feel something else

Now I see a girl living her best life each day while dodging bullets and catching curveballs

I slowly look up at myself in the mirror and I see that girl and all the girls I know who experience the same things I do from time to time

We are a collective bunch of empowered women standing together with both our soft and sharp edges

I see a girl who wants the same thing we all want…love ❤

I remind her, the power of gratitude in your worst times can change your life into your best times

And she graciously smiles, knowing she’s THAT GIRL…

Love,

Jen
XO

 

**To all the women out there, I think we are THAT GIRL to some extent at one time or another.  Right now, my good friend Diane Loubert is making some pretty powerful positive changes in her life, and it’s such a privilege to be watching her turn the page and start a brand new chapter.  I’m really proud of her so I’m dedicating this blog to her.  Long live change my friend, you’ve got this!!

**Winning While Losing:  The Upside of Heartbreak is available at online bookstores worldwide.  Dare to live courageously…

**Just for the record, this blog also applies to men out there making positive changes as well.  Good for you guys… keep going 🙂

3 Day 3 Quotes Challenge-Day 3

Welcome to the last day of the 3 quotes challenge!!

First, I would like to thank my sweet and adorable WordPress friend Deepika Kumaaraguru from India for nominating me! If you haven’t visited her blog yet, YOU MUST!

She’s an amazing person who has accomplished so much in her life at such a young age.  She’s a published author who has written 2 books before her 20’s, a fellow Disney fan and a lover of Zumba!  Her sense of humor is awesome and her comments on my blog are extremely motivating and fun to read, she cracks me up every time!  Deepika is also a big fan of the Ellen Show like me and she comes from a medical background like me too!  We have so much in common Deepika we will have a blast when we meet one day!!

So here we go and welcome to day 3.  These quotes are by author Elizabeth Gilbert who I can connect with very well in her writings.  She’s an amazingly brave woman who has conquered so much and I highly admire her.

The rules are:

  1. Post three quotes each for three days
  2. Nominate three bloggers with no repetition
  3. Thank the person who nominated you

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So there you have it, some inspiring quotes to either end or start your day.  I nominate anyone and everyone to give this quote challenge a try.  It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.  We all have a lot to be grateful for in life, we just need to notice what we have 🙂

Much Love ❤

Jen
xo