Authors of “The Declaration of You” Jessica Swift and Michelle Ward
“The Declaration of You will be published by North Light Craft Books this summer, with readers getting all the permission they’ve craved to step passionately into their lives, discover how they and their gifts are unique and uncover what they are meant to do! This post is part of The Declaration of You’s Blog Lovin’ Tour, which I’m thrilled to participate in alongside over 100 other creative bloggers. Learn more – and join us! – by clicking here.”
Uniquity…. yes you are right that is NOT in the dictionary….
Accepting myself (my uniquity), is the best gift I’ve ever given myself.
It’s a vulnerable thing living a life of uniqueness, and it takes a lot of courage. It’s all about truth. It’s about telling myself the truth about my talents, about my opportunities and about being a mom, wife, friend and entrepreneur. I have spent a lot of years listening to the lies that I told myself that I gathered from many people who wanted me to stay in a place that was less than amazing. (Misery loves company.) I knew that if I ever wanted to grow, change and accomplish the goals and dreams that I had placed on the list in the back of my mind, I had to find out the truth about me. I had to sit with myself and realize what my passions were, what I was good at, what I was not so good at and OWN IT. I had to get reeeaaally honest with myself and look at the things that needed to change, like the lies I’d been telling myself. I had to look at my strengths, and be proud of the quirky, awkward, funny, creative, passionate me. I needed to be my biggest fan. I work at it every day. I work at trying to be comfortable in my own skin. Most days I think… yup I got this, but let’s face it, I’m human and there are those days that I want to crawl under the blankets and not let anyone see the real deal! Acceptance of who I am is the bravest, most vulnerable thing I have done or am doing. It’s always a work in progress. I work at living openly, saying this is me, saying this is MY uniquity.
My hope is that you know the truth about how amazing your Uniqueness is!
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