When I was a little girl, I battled with self confidence. I am not being self serving here when I say that I honestly believed that I was fat and not very pretty. I urge every person reading this blog post to go and dig out a picture of your younger self and look at it with adult eyes. You might be surprised. We don’t always value ourselves as we should.
My granny always said, ‘put a price on yourself, and keep it’. When I was very young I wasn’t quite sure what she meant. With the benefit of hindsight and remembering the context, I think she was talking about dating and not giving of yourself too freely!
This message, my quotation this Wednesday, is very true of so many other areas of our lives. I know that I have had to learn to value myself more.
Know what I am worth in the workplace both in terms of money and respect.
Know what I deserve in a relationship and be prepared to wait for it.
Know what I deserve in terms of respecting my body, and feeding myself with healthy food, and doing some exercise.
As a blogger I also need to value what I do and respect my readers. I was recently asked to write a post (a quite contraversial one coming up soon). I thought about it very carefully and decided that I would write the post as it is in line with the context of my blog, and it is something I can honestly endorse. I did however request payment. I politely wrote back and outlined the benefits of working with my blog, my reach and my rate. I was delighted to receive a positive response. I value myself, and through that people will value me.
‘Granny, in all respects of my life, I have put a price on myself and I will keep it – head held high!’
Thank you for reading, I would love to hear your thoughts when you have looked at your old photos. I was pleasantly surprised.