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Celebrating My Inner Goddess

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Celebrating My Inner Goddess

Hi!! I love making new friendships through lifewithlilred and I am so thankful to have “met” Libby from The Goddess Attainable who so graciously guest posted on my page a few weeks ago. I was so honored when she contacted me shortly after her post published asking if I would guest blog for her and am excited to explore her prompts of what being a goddess means to me.

Libby encourages and inspires people to not only be the best version of themselves but to love who they are, too. In my post, I wanted to touch on two of her topics, one of which is how I access my inner goddess and the other is how my mom helps determine my definition of a goddess. Let’s get to it!

Celebrating My Inner Goddess

The word “goddess” is often affiliated with a beautiful woman and, while I do feel like a goddess when I am all dressed up, I feel even more so when I am working hard to achieve my goals. Goddesses aren’t just a pretty face but they are also ladies who are determined, strong, and motivated to keep going forward even when things are difficult. A goddess strives for greatness for herself and loved ones while letting her inner beauty shine brightly every step of the way.

My life has been dedicated to working with people with special needs and I have still been seeing all of my clients throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Other than when I’m just hanging out with my boyfriend on the couch, I feel most like a goddess when I am at work. I love the families who I help and seeing my clients smile or hearing them laugh makes all of my hard work one hundred and fifty percent worth it. I know that I am doing something meaningful for my clients and myself and the passion I feel for the field I work in and improving people’s lives feels like goddesshood to me.

From sitting down at my laptop to write to the good old days pre-pandemic when I could hit the skating rink for practice, exploring my passions makes me feel immensely proud of myself. I have struggled with mental health issues for a majority of my life and being able to acknowledge that I am doing a good job is something that has never come easy to me. Goddesses not only love the world around them but they love themselves and continuing on with my passions has given me a newfound appreciation for myself that I have never had before. Who knew that that feels like goddesshood, too?!

As I continue on in my own life journey, I turn to a seasoned goddess when I need encouragement: My mom! I am so lucky to say that my mom is my best friend and there is really nothing that a quick phone call or text to her can’t fix. My mom is strong, smart, and simply beautiful inside and out. As a doctor, she has been dedicated to seeing her patients online throughout the pandemic and she was still working even as she underwent cancer treatment. Goddess much?

My mom is so beloved by everyone she meets because she takes the time out of her day to chat with, compliment, and get to know whomever she encounters. She shares her inner light generously and it is absolutely infectious. Whenever I am feeling down, I think about my mom (and dad!) and my favorite memories with them that I treasure so much. My mom sees the best in everyone and not only does that make her a goddess but it makes me feel like one, too, whenever I am around her. ❤

I want to thank Libby so much again for giving me this opportunity of reflection and I highly encourage all of you to get in touch with your inner goddess on her page. You will be glad you did!

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What makes you feel like a goddess? What is something that you’re proud of? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Letter To Myself; A Reflection

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Letter To Myself; A Reflection

Hey there everyone and happy Sunday! I hope all of you are having a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! I don’t know if you recall, but alllllllll the way back at the end of October, I wrote a post called “Letter To Myself”. The post contained the letter that we had to write ourselves in my very first college class at Tri-C. We had to address an envelope to ourselves, and our teacher told us that she would mail us our letters before the beginning of summer. I received my letter in the mail yesterday, and I thought it would be fun to put it on lifewithlilred one more time and reflect on it. So here is my letter to myself, which was written on October 28th, 2014:

Dear Future Sarah,

First of all, let me say how proud I am of you. You had a goal of going to college way back in September, and you achieved that. I trust that as you read this now you’re well on your way to earning your Associate of Arts degree. My wish for your entire future, from the time you read this now until the day you die – is that you continue to do things that make you happy. That can be anything: From theater, which you love so much, or blogging, or even pursuing a higher degree in school. As long as you’re doing something that you love, you’re succeeding. I hope that as the months go by you recognize all of the potential that people constantly tell you that you have. You are worthy of a beautiful life. I know in the past you had a hard time believing that, and I hope someday you can truly believe and embrace that yourself. I also would like to remind you of how far you’ve come in your life. It’s not a bad thing to remember your not so great past and celebrate the milestones that you have accomplished, even in your darkest times. You are beautiful inside and out – take pride in who you are because you matter. You are important. You are capable of greatness.

With all of my love,

Sarah

^^^ Isn’t that precious?

When I read this letter again for the first time in over half a year, I was so touched by everything that my past tense self said to me. The thing that stuck out the most was when I wrote that “as long as you’re doing something that you love, you’re succeeding.” I really think that my past tense self was on to something, because present day Sarah has never loved anything as much as being in school in a long time. For once in my life, I feel really good about myself and where I’m at. It makes me so happy to have my friends and family tell me how proud they are of me or how good I’m doing and for me to actually believe that. Before I would have just laughed them off with a “yeah right” but now I can actually look them in the eye and thank them, because I’m firm in the belief that I am doing awesome. Starting college was the best decision that I’ve made in a long time, and I’m so proud of myself for following through with all of my classes and having amazing grades to show for it. (Straight A’s for days!) I’m so excited to start my summer classes on Tuesday, and receiving my letter to myself was the extra push I needed to get my mind back in school mode! I’m ready to take on the world and I’m ready to kick major ass this summer! #ballin

^^^ Obsessed! I’ve been listening to The Used every day for the past two weeks and I’m so not mad about it!

What is everyone up to on their Memorial Day weekend? Have any of you written a letter to yourself before? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah