When it comes to being a brilliant, successful, confident, single woman in today’s society, we are bound to be asked the question, “Why aren’t you married yet?” This is exactly the question that Tricia Brouk and I bonded over when I reached out to interview her about overcoming the fear of public speaking.
Have you ever been in a situation where it is so tragic you don't know what to say? Or maybe you're that person who can't find the words in the moment, but right after you leave a situation you think of a million ways you could have handled it differently. I totally get it!
We talk about positivity and gratitude and meditation and positive self talk -- but what happens when you have a bad day? Do you feel like you've failed yourself because you aren't happy all the time? The idea behind all of that is not that you will be happy all the time and never have a bad day, it's that you will know what to do when something bad does happen. Nobody teaches us that part...
A year ago I didn't have a single New Year Resolution.
To be honest with you, 2017 kind of snuck up on me. I was so focused on my goals and accomplishing them that I forgot to send out Christmas Cards and I forgot to make New Years Resolutions. I woke up on New Years Eve and while I sat with my coffee and took some time for self reflection in the morning my mind began to wander to where I was this time last year. I had almost forgotten how much my life had changed in the last 12 months and I was super excited.
On New Years Eve a year ago I was sitting on my friend’s couch wearing yoga pants, watching the ball drop in New York City on TV, eating pizza, and crying in my champagne.
Social media paints a picture of how wonderful and perfect everything is all the time. It has become a place to put our best foot forward and celebrate winning at life. It can be easy to think that the grass might be greener on the other side, but I promise you everyone has a story and striving for perfection is an unrealistic expectation. Now you might be thinking to yourself, "What does this girl know about struggling and rock bottom?" Well, I want to start by telling you about my rock bottom.