Taking Back My Power

Taking Back My Power

I never did ask for much. Maybe that was the problem. Spending the greater part of my life accepting the bare minimum became my downfall. Trying so hard to fit into preconceived notions just to keep the peace. Never standing up for myself and what I wanted. From the time I was a teenager until my early thirties, I constantly ached for people to just like me that I never went after what I really deserved. But that’s changing.

I no longer look for others approval when it comes to my life and how I decide to live it.

I walk to the beat of my own drum, and if anyone has a problem with it, oh well. I’m learning to do what makes me happy, what my heart wants. I’m learning to let my intuition guide me. What’s meant for me, will be without any expectations. What’s meant for me won’t make me feel like a burden, won’t make me feel less than.

I’m standing my ground, learning my likes and dislikes and not basing them off of others opinions. If I want something, I go for it. I’m not going to wait around hoping and praying that it comes my way. I make it happen. Whether that be in relationships, my career, my home life. I’ve learned that the only person that’s got me, is me. That’s not discrediting my support system, however small that may be. It’s gaining my own power back. For years I felt my power leaving me, I was drained, exhausted, fed up with the way my life was going and you know what I learned? The only person capable of changing my situation is me. I am in control of my own life, of my destiny.

As woman we need to take back our power.

https://redstickmom.com/36-of-la-women-experience-domestic-violence-this-is-why-you-dont-notice/That looks different for everyone. Don’t be afraid to leave that toxic relationship. Don’t be afraid of career changes. Learn to not go with the flow, learn to change the direction of the flow to your advantage. It’ll be hard. It may even almost break you. But it’ll be worth it. The goal is contentment with our lives. That can never happen if we stay stagnant in our unhappiness. The change starts with us.

Sara Hodge
Sara is the proud mother of four children and 3 cats. Born in Baton Rouge, she grew up in Ascension and decided to settle down in her hometown of Gonzales. As the mom of two children with congenital heart disease, she's passionate about raising awareness for the cause. In her rare moments of spare time, she enjoys reading Stephen King novels, spending all her money on Amazon, and scrolling through TikTok. You can usually find her cruising the streets listening to 2000's emo, being her children's personal chauffeur.


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