Women Empowerment Series
If you look up the definition of empowerment it says “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights”. Wow! That says a lot. Isn’t that what we all want in life; to feel good about ourselves? I wasn’t born feeling confident or good about myself. I went through events in my life, some unplanned and some planned before I understood the meaning of this word and felt it.
In this series, I will share things that helped me enjoy my life with confidence and pride in myself and what I am capable of doing. Some key things that I talk about are :
- Environmental awareness and how my opinion of myself helped me to take charge of this awareness and use it to keep myself safe.
- Pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone. I believe I really started to grow into the person I always wanted to be when I pushed the boundaries of my comfort zone. When I try something new I discover how the boundaries I set for myself are often illusions. For me extending beyond my boundaries is also dealing with fear.
- I have to use fear in a positive way. What do you fear? Is fear a deal breaker for you trying something new. I got this from a pilot at an airport when I was traveling. “Limits, like fear, are often an illusion”. I will share how fear use to hold me back and now I try to push through and enjoy life to the maximum.
My Journey from Heels to Holster
I talk about a part of my life when I remember the feeling of paralyzing fear, confusion, judgement and sadness. I share how I went from asking myself questions like ‘why me?’ and ‘what did I do to deserve this?’, to the belief that I truly was to live through this so that I could share what happened to me and help others deal with tragic events that they may have encountered.
I will share with you some of the things that I wish I could forget about this time in my life. Life doesn’t always turn out like we want but what really matters is what we do with these events. Today I choose to accept them and stop letting them define me. I choose to define the person I am and use this event as a stepping stone to becoming the person I WANT TO BE.