“#GIRLBOSS taught me to appreciate my self-worth. It’s the kind of book you read before you realize that it’s finally time to make those changes. It’s finally time to do all that you’ve set out to accomplish.”
I’ll start by saying that I’m not usually the kind to pick up nonfiction over fiction if given the choice, no matter the circumstances. Surely, there are the select few that have inspired me over the years, but it takes a lot of effort on my part to even begin. That was not the case with this book. From the get-go, i’ve heard great things about it. It’s beautiful, it’s blunt, and it lived up to my expectations (They can be a little high sometimes). As I sat down to read this, all I could think was, “There’s no way I’m going to finish this. I’m not much into the fashion world, or the business world yet, for that matter.” Oh, I was undoubtedly wrong. From the first few chapters, I was injected with a heavy dose of: get-off-your-ass-and-get-to-work.
I’m a relatively lazy person, and procrastinating was once a hobby itself. Though recently, a lot of that has been changing. I’m a lot more driven (Definitely driven, this is the second blog post this week!) and I’m putting in the extra effort to get things done. I’m starting to see just how much I can accomplish once my mindset has shifted, and now that I’ve started to look at things differently, I can begin to see my own potential.
If I think back to my last year of high school, I wouldn’t even be able to recognize myself. I was someone that was so unsure, so insecure in my own standing, I was basically unable to function. There’s been so much that I’ve let go of, so much that no longer means a thing, so much that has taught me that those decisions I once thought I made in vain, were actually a blessing in disguise. I made the choices I did at the time, because in my heart, I truly believed they were right. Now, I can look back on those memories and smile, as I can surely see how they’ve played a major part in molding me to become the young woman I am today. That is something I never apologize for. So, as I continue to chase my dreams, finish University, and write just enough every day, I’d like to take a moment to appreciate just how far I’ve come. I’d like you to take a moment, I’d like you to appreciate your growth, your self-worth. There’s so much left to be done. There’s so much that we’re capable of, and it all starts when we start.