I am proud of being a woman. It isn’t an easy job, but it is certainly one worth doing.
I am a Mom, a sister, a daughter and a friend. I am also a girlfriend, a colleague. I am a marketer, a blogger and a writer.
Most of all though I am strong.
I am plus sized. I battle with my weight. I battle with my health, and I have a history.
All of this just makes me stronger.
If there was one piece of advice I could give today – International Women’s Day it would be to value yourself.
Always wear your Invisible Crown.
I came across this quotation years ago and it immediately resonated with me. By wearing my crown (and I have a few real ones as well as my precious invisible one), you are placing a value on yourself. You are saying I am worth it – no matter what anyone else thinks or implies. (This even featured on one of my earliest blog posts)
If every young girl today, growing up with the pressure of social media and the celebrity culture could understand her true value she would be guaranteed to grow into a strong and beautiful woman.
Today it is International Women’s Day and I am celebrating women in my life. Those that have touched me in small and big ways and inspired me to keep going and to believe in myself.
I am also celebrating me. Wearing my invisible crown and knowing that I am worth it.
Happy International Women’s Day.