Seema Sara RF
#HighSchoolReunionChallenge #Day22 🛍👗
9 more days until my #HighSchoolReunion! Thanks to #RFpayday, I found an adorable dress for my reunion and treated myself on a little shopping spree 😍 Not showing it off now, as I’m letting it be a mystery until the reunion. But, I felt #beautiful wearing it! #Shopping used to be a challenge for me, as it tested my #selfconfidence. In #highschool, no matter how great I looked, I never once felt pretty. I frequently compared myself to the other girls in school and wished I could be as beautiful as they (even though now I realize I already was beautiful). It wasn’t the fault of my school; it was my insecurity. Regardless of my body type (I have been skinny, curvy, fit, MANY positive forms of a woman’s body most of my life), I had many moments when I struggled to feel good about myself. Ten years later, I’m a #redefined woman. I’ve overcome obstacles, physical, emotional, and situational. Today, I am #grateful to be alive and happy. I look at myself much differently: not in a self-defeating manner, but rather a self-empowering manner. I feel #GORGEOUS, just being ME!
My other insecurity was self-doubt of whether I was succesful. I thought success was graduating from college with high honors. Been there, done that, and although I have found success as a #nurse, I’ve found equal success working for #RodanAndFields, #ZumbaInstructor, and other careers that didn’t require a degree. I thought success was about getting a job that pays well and requires a 9 to 5 environment. Been there, done that, and I was miserable. I thought success was getting married in a lavish wedding and building a life together with someone. Been there, done that, and ever since that union ended, I’ve felt happier. I thought success was buying a brand new car. Been there, done that, and... okay, so maybe that part isn’t bad, hehe. My point is, #success isn’t defined by situations, labels, milestones, etc. It’s about how YOU feel. I’m successful. I’m physically, mentally, spiritually, financially, socially, and emotionally happy. I thank #Life for giving me great opportunities; I also thank myself, for giving me another chance to believe in myself. 💕