Why It's Okay To Be “Ordinary”
We hear it all the time, “you were made for more” or “be untamed” or “do these habits of millionaire entrepreneurs” or “drink all the water” or “move your body” or “journal every day”.
Are you exhausted too?
While I 100% agree with the statement that you should reach for your version of more, I'm here to tell you that it looks different for everyone.
It's okay to be “ordinary“!
In fact, I like ordinary. I love being a mom, doing laundry, and having a drink on the back porch with my husband.
I don't live in a huge house or have millions of dollars in the bank and you can find me at the grocery store in yoga pants and a mom bun with not a drop of makeup on my face.
I wear a size 16, and my eyebrows have fallen out from a thyroid condition. I have stretch marks, cellulite, the occasional zit and insecurities, just like the next person.
I'm constantly fighting for a seat at the table in my industry when I'm just an ordinary girl in a small South Carolina town.
What's spectacular about that? I achieved my version of more and then went on a mission to help other women do the same. My point? I'm not a unicorn and achieved my dreams, so why can't you do it too?
Sometimes “ordinary” goals are extraordinary goals to someone, somewhere.
We see so many influencers posting every single day on every single platform, and it feels impossible to live up to that. Can I get an amen?
Maybe you're not meant to live up to that. I think that if we stopped looking at people who make us feel like we're not enough and started doing the best we can with what we have, we'd do even greater things!
Do you ever feel like you can't live up to other people's examples of “success” so why even try?
The stars don't have to be perfectly aligned for you to achieve your version of more.
You follow me because I've cracked the code to work-at-home success, but I'm going to ask you a hard question; are you holding yourself back?
Are you looking at other people or me and thinking to yourself that you could never live up to that? That somehow I'm special, and you're not? It's all lies!
Success does not happen by some big explosion of a defining moment. Sometimes it's a million small moments leading up to where you are now. Then one day, you'll look back and realize how far you've come.
Stop waiting for the perfect moment to do that thing that's been laid on your heart. Moving the needle forward ever so slightly is better than not moving it at all.
I'm so happy that I get to be your cheerleader.
Here's to being ordinary!