This is for all the beautiful female (and of course any male who feels called to that as well!) souls out there who I want to encourage to be a compassionate caretake of everything they are, no matter how that may look like for you.
I want to be a compassionate caretaker of my body, mind, and soul. I am important. I want to feel good. I want to feel alive. I want to be H-A-P-P-Y. I want to make the time, room and space (if you can, create a real room just for you, and if not, create a virtual one!) to cherish myself, be incredibly good to me and embrace everything that I am. I want to adore my beautiful imperfections, be patient with myself in areas I need to improve and in situations that present a valuable learning experience. I want to be able to listen to my body, embrace my feminine side completely and be understanding of the fact that my cycle may mean different energy levels throughout the month. I pledge to learn about them and adjust my life to that natural flow to be kinder to myself. I want to make healthy food choices to nourish my body in the right way. I don’t want to see those healthy choices as restrictions, but rather as a conscious choice that I make as a compassionate caretaker of my body. I want the extra energy that clean food is going to provide and the light feeling that sets in when you consciously eat less. I want to allow my body to get the right amount of sleep each night and instead of being woken up by an alarm clock, be able to wake up on my own terms each morning, getting into a natural flow that works for me and my day. I want to learn to say no more often in order to make more room for the things that I truly want to say YES to. I want to be able to spend my time recharging with things that I adore to do on a regular basis, time spent that makes me happy and fills me up with love. I want to have people around me who inspire me to follow my dreams and support me, no questions asked. I want to be part of an environment both personally and professionally, where I can unapologetically be my authentic self, show my feelings, be honest and vulnerable. Instead of trying to keep up appearances I want to be able to relate to people on a deeper level and I can only do that in an open, honest and authentic way. I want to be able to listen to both my gut and my heart when it comes to making decisions. I want to be able to follow my intuition and let my inner compass steer the way. I don’t want to feel limited and lead my life a certain way because that may be expected of me. Instead of just letting go of those expectations I want to learn to turn them into appreciation every single day. I still want to be able to let go of people who put pressure on me in a certain way due to their own insecurities and are not able to accept me for who I am. I want to be able to let go in a lovingly and compassionate way to make room for people that help me soar. I want to keep my mind fresh, engaged and nourish it with new ideas, allow for creative avenues, time to dive into a moving story and learn something new every day. I always want to stay open for growth and development and improve as long as I am doing it for myself, the person I want to be and not someone else. I want to be love. I want to love myself the same way that I love the most special people in my life. I am worthy. I am kind to myself. I nourish my mind, body and soul on a regular basis with whatever it is that it may need and I won’t hesitate to communicate that to the people in my life so they may understand and support. I trust that my heart and intuition will lead me in the right direction. I am grateful for the time I have to get to do the things I love or spend it with the people close to my heart. I am in this relationship with myself for the long-run and I want to make this work. So I will learn to forgive myself again and again. I will allow myself to become and be the person I want to be. Someone who takes compassionately care of myself first in order to be able to be of service to others with so much love and gratitude.