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Well now that we know what the dictionary says, here's my definition:
Walking into a room full of strangers feeling content, happy, and proud of who you are- relentless of who's judging you.
Confidence is something that I've struggled with for the longest time possible. All throughout my years of schooling I've dealt with bullying. It took years to build up confidence within myself. Do you know the saying where people say when a girl changes her hair she's about to make a major life change? Well my favorite thing to do in the world is to change my hair color, and even my clothing choices. I used to be the shy girl who would sit in the back of the classrooms in a t-shirt and baggy jeans, but now here I am- turning 20 years old, with red hair, and the cutest sweaters on this planet. I was never the type of girl who thought out of the box when it came to fashion, I wasn't one to follow trends either. But when I started to feel good about myself, and proud of who I am- It all changed.
When I walk into a room I want people to be able to see a smile on my face, and feel the happiness surrounding me. When I walk into a room I'm proud of who I am, I stand firm in that.
Here's the thing about confidence, anyone can wear confidence. You don't need to be the most popular kid at school to be able to rock confidence! You don't have to be the most fashionable person on the whole planet! You don't have to have the most expensive clothes- let me tell you, I get a lot of my clothes from Walmart, and I am not ashamed of that. You can rock confidence wherever you go, that's the most amazing part about it! Don't feel ashamed of who you are, you are amazing, wonderful, one of a kind, a masterpiece! Don't forget that.
Every single letter that I send to Jeremy ends with a “Stay strong, you got this”. Because I know that whatever he’s going through is difficult, and probably even life changing. But there isn’t one thing that he is doing over there that he can’t handle. He’s literally got this. The military is no joke, during training they’re shaping these amazing people to be able to fight for our country when needed. They’re there to experience a whole new way to live, and learn the ways of whichever branch they’ve chosen.
Jeremy leaving for BMT (Basic Military Training) was such a huge and saddening time in my life. There were definitely some days where I just thought that I couldn’t handle it anymore. But then I remember what I wrote in every single letter that I sent him “you got this”. I had to sit there and listen to myself too, “I got this”! Jeremy leaving was definitely difficult. It was a lifestyle change for the both of us, although I was here at home and he’s a thousand miles away. I knew that it was what God wanted for the both of our lives, and I had to listen to what I was telling Jeremy this whole time.
But guess what? You do too! It’s the beginning of the week, it’s a fresh new start! You got this! No matter what you’re dealing with, God’s got you! YOU GOT THIS! Don’t lose hope, don’t let the storm you’re dealing with destroy you. God has such amazing and wonderful plans for your life! Whether you’re missing someone who’s serving our country, or if you’re just dealing with a bad grade on a test- you got this! Don’t lose hope! There’s such amazing and wonderful things out in this world. Babe, you got this.
I'm a huge fan of chicken nuggets, and enthusiastically excited about what God as in store for my life. My other half is currently in the Air Force, so a lot of blog posts will be about the military as of right now.
Incase no one told you today:
YOU ARE AMAZING
YOU ARE LOVED
YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND
YOU ARE SPECIAL
YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT
YOU ARE WANTED
YOU ARE A MASTERPIECE
YOU ARE WONDERFUL
YOU ARE JOYFUL
YOU ARE TALENTED
YOU ARE GREAT
YOU ARE FANTASTIC
YOU ARE A QUEEN
YOU ARE LOVED BY SOMEONE WHO MADE YOU
YOU ARE KIND
YOU ARE YOU, don't let anyone change that.