Each week we will pick a quote, the quotes we choose are women’s words… get it? That’s What She Said.
The link up will run for 2 weeks this week. Starting February 5th we have the linkup live for 5 days!
We will pin and feature our favorites, the following month.
Each week will provide the next week’s quote.
Please only linkup posts inspired by the quote of the month. We want to see how this quote will get your creative juices flowing.
We would like for you to connect with others, please visit the person who linked up before you and go show some love.
It would be AWESOME if you would share the link up via your social media. #That’sWhatSheSaidLinkUp
Of course, it’s always fun to connect, let’s follow each other along.
We absolutely loved hearing about Karen’s warm holiday memories,
we know you will too.
If there’s any phrase I should have tattooed to my forehead these days, it’s “Don’t stumble over something behind you.” As I head into the New Year, putting 2014 and all its many nightmares behind me is the one resolution I intend to keep. I’d be foolish to say I’m over it and that there is no more hurt to be felt, no more challenges to face, no more stress to overcome, but I’m committed to looking forward to hope, healing and a much more balanced life that is me being me. The one thing I most definitely realized over the past several months is that I haven’t been able to be myself in a very long time. And that’s something I’d like to change.
I will no longer stumble over the fear that comes from wondering what others think of my actions, or how I dress, or what I say, or if I’m cool enough/pretty enough/funny enough/etc. the list goes on and on. I’m looking forward and I’m me. I will no longer stumble over what ifs, whys or if only. I’m looking forward with a “What’s next?” I will no longer punish myself for mistakes I made, cues I missed or moments where I fell short as a wife, mother, friend, woman, daughter, you name it. I’m looking forward with a “You did the best you could with the information that you had. Forgive yourself and be better.”
Progress means learning from the past, not dwelling on it. I can look back now with fresh eyes, remember what happened, and embrace the blessing that is being in a better place today. I know without a shadow of a doubt that I don’t want to go back to what was, even when I think about the good times and the happy moments. So if I’m confident that I’m where I’m supposed to be, there’s no need to stumble or dwell on where I used to be. Each day I put one foot in front of the other and move forward. If I look back, it’s only to see how far I’ve come.
Join us in a few weeks when we kick off the weekly link up with this amazing quote!
WHO IS YOUR MAGIC?