Why can’t I?

Published January 22, 2013 by ashleyhannelore

Why do I find it so difficult to simply stand up for myself, or for someone else? Why can’t I? Is it becaue I am a teenager? Is it because I am a girl? Is it because that isn’t expected of me? I just wish that it wasn’t so hard.


3 comments on “Why can’t I?

  • I am so glad I am not a teenager anymore. But I still struggle with being assertive.

    2012 Woman’s Creed

    I believe that within me lies an extraordinary radiance,
    and I commit to letting my light loose in the world.

    I believe that the source of my power and wisdom is in the center of my being, and I commit to the expression of these gifts.

    I believe that the time has come to let go of old notions and unhealthy attitudes, and I commit to re-examine what I have been told about beauty and dismiss what insults my soul.

    I believe that negative thoughts and words compromise my well-being, and I commit to thinking and speaking positively about myself and others.

    I believe that young women are in need of positive role models, and I commit to being an example of authenticity and self-love.

    I believe in the relationship between my well-being and the well-being of the planet, and I commit to a life of mindfulness that regards all living things as holy and worthy of my love.

    I believe it is my spiritual responsibility to care for my body with respect, kindness and compassion, and I commit to balancing my life in such a way that my physical being is fully expressed and nurtured.

    I believe that joy is an essential part of wellness, and I commit to removing the obstacles to joy and creating a life that is full of exuberance.

    I believe that a woman who loves herself is a powerful, passionate, attractive force, and I commit, from this day forward, to loving myself deeply and extravagantly.

    Jan Phillips

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