I wanted to share a few links to blog posts that I've found empowering in the past few days.
Arielle (from Humple Pie)'s post about Women Warriors
Jules (from the life of a cupcake)'s Happy Girls Post featuring Amber
This post about changing your attitude to have a happier life.
Laura (from Violet Bella)'s post about Going Within
And last but not least. Some Kelly Clarkson music.
You have to admit, a lot of her music is really empowering and about doing what's right for herself, no matter what.
My new years resolution is to stand up for myself, do what's right for me, and learn to say NO when I genuinely want to say no, and not to do things that are too much for me to handle just because I have a natural tendency to sacrifice my own time, emotions, energy, etc. to make others happy. That sounds like I'm tooting my own horn but I really don't mean to - just saying that I am learning to do it at a level that keeps me sane at the same time.
On the bright side. I love it when people are understanding. I love the people in my life for always being understanding and wonderful and accepting.