Hello, Beautiful! (I hope you are getting used to me calling you beautiful)
It’s day two of the challenge and I’ve been thinking about a quote by Marianne Williamson in which she writes:
” There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.”
Let’s define shrinking.
- It’s not speaking up for ourselves, not asking questions because we don’t want to ruffle feathers, not seeking clarity in the decision-making that directly impacts us because we do not have degrees* on the subject, or blindly following someone’s authority because of status or title.
*You can be educated and not have a degree
During my first pregnancy, I found myself shrinking. I didn’t know what I didn’t know and I wasn’t questioning anything. Thankfully, I had my husband by my side and he asked me an important question:
“What do you want?”
Everyone else was telling me what to do (take this, do that, show up here). I hadn’t thought about what I wanted and I wasn’t using my voice. When I finally took the time to figure out what I wanted, it made decision-making throughout my pregnancy less overwhelming. So. It’s your turn and this is me asking you…
“What do you want? And, how are you using your voice and taking action to get it.?”
It’s time to write.
- Birth Without Fear by January Harshe (affiliate link)