Being too much.
I know there are people who think I'm too much. I dress up too much. I'm too opinionated. I do too much. And I think there are a lot of women who feel the same way as me. Luckily, many of you also happen to be friends with me ;).
And I think as women, we need to push back. We always have the choice to go with the flow. Be more regular. Dress like everyone else. Live your life trajectory like everyone else. But is that really what you want? I'm in my late 30s, and I've had my fair share of failed relationships that brought me now to my forever person. I've entered and exited a number of career paths (lobbyist, model, Executive Director, researcher, fund developer, event planner, journalist etc.) and now feel most fulfilled as a serial entrepreneur who creates and executes on business ideas. Some fail miserably, and some do really well... but that's where having an appetite to take big risks comes in.
I didn't follow a conventional path in my life. I said no to every man who proposed to me and decided fairly young that I didn't want children. I refused to settle down into a regular job, and every time the opportunity to move or visit another city or country was presented to me, I took it.
I believe so much in the power of manifestation. I don't believe in acting small because others get uncomfortable when your light shines bright. I believe in helping other people brighten their light, and I'll shine mine on you for as long as you need it.
So the next time someone tells you you're "too much," just smile and say "Thank you." Because it's okay to be too much. We need more women to be too much.
Founder - Bloom & Elix