As we continue to celebrate our #beYOUtiful campaign, we're doing our best to spread the word that you...yes, YOU...are a powerful being. We live in a world that wants us to feel less than our best, to conform to a certain ideal, to believe that we are not powerful—but this campaign, it fights that norm and believes in every single one of you. You are #beYOUtiful. And you are powerful. Today, another story from Blaire, one of our great Ambassadors:
Those two words hold an incredible amount of importance. The sentence you formulate after those two simple words can have a huge impact on your mindset. They can even change your mindset, allowing you a chance to rewrite how you think, believe, and feel.
At the beginning of July, I made plans to run my first full marathon, which would take place in the beginning of November. I began training in the hottest months of summer in Florida and it quickly began to take its toll. Add in the beginning of school in August for our two boys, one starting pre-kindergarten and one starting 3rd grade, and I saw the training take a hit.
Our oldest son struggles in school. Maybe there are families out there who can relate to that. The transition from school to home is a challenge. The long hours in the afternoon that are required to complete homework for a variety of subject areas can quickly end in frustration and tears.
When those moments were happening more frequently, I chose to prioritize time with my family over miles on the road. With that decision came the choice to drop from running my first marathon to aiming for a personal best at the half marathon distance.
It would have been easy to focus on the negative feelings of guilt, disappointment or inadequacy. The feeling that I am not doing enough, that I should try harder, or that I am making excuses. Instead, I chose to change my mindset.
To replace the negative words with positive, empowering words. I am making the right choice for my mind and body. I am going to focus on getting faster to reach a goal for the half marathon distance. I am having fun and remembering why I love running in the first place. I am powerful.
With the weight of the marathon distance training off my shoulders, it gave me more freedom to truly focus on my son, on supporting him academically, on advocating for him and what he needs to be successful and feel good about himself.
I even registered for and am in the process of completing advocacy classes so that I can become an educational advocate to better help my son and other families navigate the public school system and provide their children with the most appropriate learning environment and accommodations to fit their individual needs.
Whatever you set your mind to, you can achieve. You have unlimited power, creativity, strength, and courage. You get to choose what to believe.
And we here at Momentum truly believe that you are capable of almost anything you want to achieve. We realize that life is special, and so are you. All of the moments are worth your time and attention, not just the big ones. And in remembering this, in choosing what's right for you, you're deciding that you are worth it. That you are #beYOUtiful, powerful, fearless and, really...just about anything you want to be.
Find yourself, remind others of yourself. Join us in this #beYOUtiful movement. From now until October 21, #beYOUtiful-themed Motivate Wraps, including our newest collection of limited edition "I am..." Motivate Wraps. Plus, you can download a free #beYOUtiful sign. Show the world who you are: Post a picture on Instagram, and tag @momentumjewelry, #momentumjewelry and #beYOUtiful. We can't wait to see the real you!