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Girl Power

5 Sep

Hello,

    Women these days are expected to take on some form of superhero! They are expected to maintain a full-time job, have dinner on the table by 6pm, and kids in bed by 8pm. All in a clean house with neatly folded linens. Come weekend they need preparation for mentally stimulating activities for the kids. Not to mention the perfect birthday parties and BBQ’s. The only problem is there is really not enough time in the day to do it all. These modern-day super hero expectations have applied some serious pressure on women all around the world. But I have to say we have most deafeningly rises to the occasion! All while maintaining class a pristine sense of style!

       Women far more powerful than even we give ourselves credit for! Do you remember hearing about that mother who lifted the car off of her child?! If that were your child under that car you would have done the same! Just one phenomenal example of a woman rising to the occasion! We take on the corporate world, the baking and cooking world, the Martha Stuart of house keeping world and do it all in the latest fashions presented by Vogue!  We postpone our “big” dreams and settle for the career that allows us to be home in time to meet in greet the children. Or search for the perfect stay at home job so you can switch the laundry out while working. Women want their children to grow up with a perfect role model! We want to be educated and successful in order to who show children that they can also be the ultimate super hero! We can lift cars and bake the perfect birthday cakes all in the same day!

The secret of all of this is that we enjoy our God-given talents to do it all. Though at times we get overwhelmed and feel like we are on the brink of crashing and burning we know that we feel empowered! Women decided generations ago that we want it all! Now we have it all! The role of the wife, the mother, and the successful business woman!

Here is a Forbes list of women changing the world!!

http://www.forbes.com/special-report/2012/power-women/women-changing-the-world.html

Working women in film! Old Movies which I also recommend on watching. You know in your “spare time”… haha. But Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn is my favorite! Every girl dreams of prancing around in a little black dress and a tiara!

http://www.vogue.com/vogue-daily/article/a-labor-day-tribute-to-fashionable-working-women-in-film/#1

And this would not be complete without Gala Darling! The creator of Radical Self Love!! She helps women all over love who they are and chase their dreams! All while rocken pink sequins!

http://galadarling.com/

XOXO,

Whtiney

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The Right Moment

4 Sep

Hello,

Have you ever met someone who inspires you? A person that lifts you up on a cloud you never even knew existed!! Someone who has taken a risk and just followed their desire to live and live well. I have a friend that I recently reconnected with. Sold his things and backpacked through Europe alone. Just decided he wanted to do it. But the punch line is… HE DID!!

We all talk about the things we want in life. The places we want to go and the places we want to see, the type of people we inspire to be. So what holds us back? Perhaps it is fear that holds us back? Lucky for him he is the no fear and no worries type of guy. Sure selling my things and going out on a limb to travel the world sounds amazing if you are the “live in the moment” type of person. But what about the rest of us who think in the terms of the future? My thought process is… What happens when the money is gone and I return home to nothing? I am constantly looking for more in life. Looking for the right career, the right book idea, the right moment to capture. It seems it never comes my way.

My father recently expressed to me “People constantly tell me how lucky I am. But I tell them.. it seems the harder I worked in life the luckier I got”. Wise man!! I had an epiphany… waiting will only be followed by more waiting. The moment is not a magical moment. The moment is the moment you decide to create it! To work for it! To go after it! You will fail!! My father has told me many stories of when he was young and first starting his business. He came close to failing over and over. At one point he did a big job and paid upfront for the materials to do the job. When he went to collect his paycheck the man had skipped out-of-town. Left my father in debt and he owed his workers that helped do the job. But he kept fighting, kept pushing, and kept going. He has reached success in his life I can only hope I achieve. Following in his footsteps is quit frankly…nerve wrecking. He just DID IT!!

My point is that I have been patiently waiting for life to throw me my big break. I recently realized that if I continue waiting I will forever be just waiting. Some people make success look so easy. I’m surrounded by people in my life that have been overwhelming successful! It is quit intimidating. But I will get there. Because I have decided to just DO IT! Now the hard part is deciding what IT is. Is saving the world too big of a goal?! haha.

I will keep you posted on what my new goals will be and how I plan to make them happen. Till next time I leave you with some links of things that make my days brighter! These are two friends I admire for chasing their dreams and creating their own moments to make their dreams come true!

Brittany inspires me as a friend and a professional! Her blog happy Brittany is so bright and always brings a smile to my face!! Check out her blog at….
http://www.happybrittany.com/
I especially love the “Your story in six words”. I shall try this and you will read it soon!

My friend Austin Trout is now the Middle weight Champion of the World!! So proud of him! I have watched him train and work very hard over the years!  I know he has not waited on this opportunity but instead chased it! He worked for it and gives it all he has got! I really hope I am able to make the fight Dec 1st in Madison Square Garden!

http://www.examiner.com/topic/austin-trout/articles

Trout told ESPN, “I’m trying to put this legacy together and this is what I needed. I am ecstatic right now,” I get to check off a few things on my bucket list with this fight. I get to fight in the Garden, I get to fight a superstar in the Garden, and I get to fight on HBO, if that’s where this fight is.”

Keep working! Keep pushing!

You make your own luck in life!!

Till next time!!!

Whitney