Let’s Support Each Other

I’m on my way to re-watch Miss Representation.  You know, the OWN Network’s first feature film.  I watched it a while back with my friend Kelsea and was really moved by the entire film. I remember after I finished watching, I felt the need to support other women.

Pretty recently, I found myself judging other women – whether it be at work, through social media, or in passing. Let me tell you, it’s not cool and it’s not being fair. Would I like myself being judged while walking down the street or through anything I posted on Instagram?  I will answer simply – NO. 

So, I’m going to use this post to empower myself and proclaim to the world – NO MORE JUDGING. And ladies, let’s be more supportive of each other. I did an experiment recently where I took someone who brought me down quite a lot with moaning, bitching, and complaining – I took that and turned it into a mentoring situation.  I turned negative conversations into positive ones and I am choosing to lead by example.  I sure feel better. 

So tonight or today – whatever it may be where you are – tell someone they look hot, smile at a stranger, or listen to a friend cry over a relationship. It’s time to start feeling good. 

Grow Up, Ladies!

I just found this article in O Magazine (the only magazine besides Origin I read) last month, and I wanted to share the cliff notes version with you. It’s titled “Grow Up, Ladies”. It basically says that a record-breaking number of women are graduating college these days – so, why aren’t we acting like adults? I totally get it because I see this all of the time. Here are some steps to grow up! 

  1. Learn to take care of yourself 
  2. Embrace confrontation 
  3. Figure out what you need and ask for it 
  4. Quit blaming your mother for everything that’s wrong in your life
  5. Two Words:  Club Soda
  6. Have perspective 

I’m not even gonna get into the sub bullet points because I think those 6 things are pretty self explanatory. I’m going to do my best at each one of them – I already got a few of them down – but I need to work on others (hello, confrontation).  And if GraceIsTheNewGlam can add a 7th tip – it would be MEDITATE!