We spend a good portion of our lives creating goals to get somewhere we are not even really sure we want to go. How many times have you heard the phrase, “the grass isn’t always greener on the other side”? Why do you think that is? Well, because we didn’t do our research before we decided to switch grasses and we don’t really know how to water the new grass once we get there.
For women, a lot of our “happiness” comes from what we see in the mirror. If only I looked like the girl in the magazine, then I would feel sexy. If only I lost 15 pounds, then I would be beautiful. If only my boobs were bigger, then I would be happy.
The longer you continue to search for someone else in the mirror, the more disappointed you are going to be with your reflection.
Have you ever stopped to really think about if those changes were to happen, would that actually make you feel beautiful?
We do such a good job distracting ourselves from what we really see in the mirror. We make a new goal, we start a new diet, we join a new gym, or we read a new book. We are women, we love a quick fix! The problem is once we reach those goals and everything in our lives has remained the same, we start to see the same old person in the mirror again.
What if we told you there was only one change you had to make and every time you looked in the mirror you would see the person you have been waiting to see your whole life?
One change, one choice: to become the best version of yourself. This takes a lot of work, a lot of time, and a lot of love. In times of weakness you must be strong, in times of discomfort you must be brave, and in times of self-pity you must be courageous enough to continue to fight.
Too often we look to external transformations to bring us happiness. Goals are good, they are healthy, and they are incredibly important. If you are not happy with what you see in the mirror, something needs to change. If you are looking for long term happiness, the transformation has to come from the inside. When you make the choice that you are not going to settle for anything less than the best version of yourself the external transformation is going to come with it.
You have to be honest with yourself. What are your goals and why do you really have them? Are they quick fixes you hope are going to change everything or are they long term successes that are going to make you proud of the person you see when you look in the mirror?
Here you have met two women who promised to be honest with you every step of the way. We have shared things throughout our journey that have not been easy and have humbled us greatly. The photos on the left are who we used to be: women who were lost, lonely, empty, broken, and two women controlled by circumstance. The photos on the right are who we are now: women who turned their pain into purpose, women pursuing their passion, and two women strong enough to be a voice for other women.
We hope you come along with us on this journey. This is a safe place where you will be loved and your voice will be heard. If you are in the middle of your journey or even looking for a place to start, do not be afraid to reach out.
Sarah and Samantha
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