Tuesday treat for you; today’s post is written by guest writer and friend, Dr. Brianne Grogan, DPT. Enjoy…
Merriam-Webster defines manifesto as: “A written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer.” You’re probably familiar with Lululemon’s manifesto… If you’re like me, you’ve practically memorized it since it’s emblazoned on (an embarrassing number of) reusable shopping bags scattered throughout your house.
I’m in the midst of a soul journey that has cracked my heart wide open and allowed me to — finally — come into my own as a business owner, a woman, a mother, a wife, and a daughter. As I approach my 35th birthday, I feel called to take a cue from Lulu and write my own manifesto. However, rather than focus solely on my current stance and view of life, I also want to capture the internal shift that has occurred of late… The subtle changes that mark the difference between who I was, and who I’m becoming.
Here’s my personal manifesto. What’s yours?
“I’m done judging my worth by the number of “likes” on my Facebook page. I’m done judging my value as a mother by every single action my son takes… Or doesn’t take. He is his own person… As am I. I don’t always fit into other peoples’ boxes (expectations), and I’m finally (mostly) okay with that. Furthermore, it’s okay that I’m only (mostly) okay. I’m a work in progress! If I’m done evolving that means I’m dead.
Here I am. This is me. It might seem odd that a majority of my manifesto is about who I am NOT; however, for me, this is one of the most effective ways to figure out who I actually am. Slowly… ever so slowly… I’m coming into focus.
Taking the time to write your personal manifesto can help you come into focus, too. I wish you a pleasant journey of self-discovery!