A few years ago, I heard Brene’ Brown speak at Blissdom and wanted to run out and buy everything she had written. I didn’t. I just found my notebook from that time. Here are a couple quotes I wrote down that resonated with me at that time…AND even more today.
“There is a short list of people whose opinions really matter to me.”
I just bought her book I thought it was just me (but it isn’t). Below is a short description of the book. Full book description here.
“The quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting. We spend too much precious time and energy managing perception and creating carefully edited versions of ourselves to show to the world. As hard as we try, we can’t seem to turn off the tapes that fill our heads with messages like, “Never good enough!” and “What will people think?”
I haven’t wanted to write on this blog for awhile now. I mean…I can show you all the before and after slipcover’s in the world, but the truth is that right now I’m living slipcover to slipcover and eBook to eBook. I’m recently separated from my husband. Many will be shocked…maybe not. We looked like the perfect little family on the outside, but inside…we were not. I’m not going to go into details right now. I’m still in the process of learning how to own my story and love myself through that process. And everyday, I’m getting…just a little bit braver. Maybe I’ll write more about it, maybe I won’t. I just felt the need to share this today.