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Food & Fitness Friday: Confidence

Confidence.

It’s not quite fitness or food related but it still has to do with my image so I’m reaching a bit this morning. Bear with me.

This week has been a week of confidence boosters in all the best ways, but especially in my career. I received a well-earned promotion at work that I feel has blossomed into all aspects of my life.

I was reminded by my boss and by my self while tackling my new work load that I can handle this. I am driven. I am passionate. I am intelligent. I am confident in who I am. I got this.

Call me vain. Ask me if my head will fit through the door. It’s fine.

I remember the me from college who had nothing in common with any of the girls in my major and struggled to feel as if I would “fit” in this field. I remember feeling uncertain if I’d ever find success in marketing/advertising/PR because I didn’t network enough or suck up to people or fit the “mold”. I remember trying too hard to be friends with people who lived in a different, entitled world. I remember their faces when they discovered I was engaged. I remember being one of three people who stood on the one side of the classroom because we were the sole students interested in doing communications in government or the non-profit sector, while everyone else boldly claimed they wanted to do lifestyle PR or become publicists or event plan for corporations. 

I remember that unsure girl lacking confidence, and I much prefer the me I am now. Confident or vain, if someone feels they’re synonymous, I’ll take both.

You should too.

Rock it. Flaunt it. Own it. Don’t let the uncertainty that once weighed you down, or the question of whether you fit in deter you from chasing your dreams.

My husband and I (Still married and killing it in my career. Shout out to everyone who gave me those pitiful, judging looks.) decided to celebrate the promotion,  our soon-to-be new duty station, and the warm weather with a night on the town.

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I have never felt more confident in who I am or the direction I want to keep heading from here. Hint: That direction is UP.

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Today I’ll leave you with two pieces of wisdom since they’re both so relevant:

“I don’t fit into any stereotypes. And I like myself that way.”
C. JoyBell C.

“So you’re a little weird? Work it! A little different? OWN it! Better to be a nerd than one of the herd!”
Mandy Hale

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