Too many women are being who they should be, not who they are. We are overwhelmed and unfulfilled. Living life on this merry-go-round, never knowing where we going but always in a hurry to get there.
I'm Andrea. Encourager, connector, lover of life & all things inspiration. I know what it feels like to make decisions based on insecurity and doubt, afraid to be your authentic self.
If you’re interested, this is my story.
I WAS A STAY-AT-HOME MOM
It was a good life, but I wasn’t expecting how lonely it would feel.
I didn't know that I would feel like I hadn't contributed to the family because I didn't contribute financially,
I didn't know that I would lose my identity in the people that I love the most.
I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was meant for more. But I felt guilty for thinking that. Who am I to complain? I should be grateful. (Sound familiar?)
So when those feelings of not enough would rise I would push them down, put a smile on my face, and be grateful for good enough.
I thought I was the only one.
Then it happened, almost as if I didn’t know this was the eventual outcome, I was an empty nester.
40-something with no real identity outside of being a Mom and a wife. No college degree, no career. I was stuck.
So I started listening to women. I paid attention to the things they were saying and the things they were not.
What I discovered is that many of us take the path of least resistance. We go along to get along. Sacrificing ourselves along the way.
We are overwhelmed and unfulfilled and we think we are the only ones. It's our little secret.
I decided I had enough. Someone needs to do something, and I'm someone. So I empowered myself. I stopped being ashamed of what I didn’t have, I looked inside and found the qualities that I do have.
I found my gift and I embraced it. I'm using it to help women just like you to become confident enough to stand up for yourself, brave enough to stand up for others, and strong enough to create the world you want to live in.
You deserve to know this feeling. You are the hero of your story.
You don’t have to wait until your kids go off to college to find yourself. Life is happening now! Each one of us brings a gift to the table. When we show up with our unique experience, it makes that table stronger.
The answer to your happiness is not in your bank account, your title, or the number on the scale. It’s in your heart. Learn to embrace the qualities that make you, you. Be who you are, not who you should be, and then use your strength to change the world.
Thanks for stopping by my page. If you've read this far, my story resonates with you, let's connect.