I started a new blog and thought it was saved. Rats I lost the whole thing. I guess I will have to start over and shorten my previous version. Lucky for you I think I was rambling on about self esteem and such. What I was saying in the previous blog was "What makes you happy?" Especially Women and Girls. Have you asked yourselves that? Have you taken the time out of your life to truly sit down and figure out if you are doing at least one thing in your life that makes you happy. As we juggle work, home life, children, chores, dating, fitness, food choices and such are we truly happy? Have we actually been asking ourselves, " Have I taken at least 1hour out of my busy day to be happy?". Most likely the answer is NO. Most of the time life flashes by and seasons go into seasons and we find ourselves asking, " Where did the time go?"
There are several factors in making yourself happy. Of course the first one being Love. Love is something everyone needs in order to survive. Whether it being a spouse, boyfriend, children, siblings, parents, pets or friends. We are all in search of Love. In all that searching, have we forgotten to love ourselves? We as a whole need to first love ourselves. How can we possibly love others and have others love us back if we start with the absence of love with in?
There are other factors in being happy. Doing things that we love to do such as Yoga, fitness, cooking, crafting, building, learning, working and so forth. How do we know what we love? Do things outside the box. Do something you never thought you would do. Ask yourself what can I do that I normally would not. When you embark on a new adventure you often find people that are on a similar path as yourself, possibly in the search for happiness.
17yrs ago I started a new path in Face Painting. It started where I was working for a racetrack for a family fun day they had organized. The person I worked for died. Someone said, "if you love this do it for yourself!" I did! At first the industry seemed small and there were not too many others who just face painted. Most of them were clowns first, balloon twisters second and face painters third. I could not clown. I froze every time I tried. Im funnier within my own skin. It was hard to find new things to keep things fresh, but I forged ahead. Years later I found that this industry grew so much and I have met some wonderful people. I have made some great friends. Sure Ive made some that were not so great. It doesn't mean they are not good people. Just not good for me. The face painting industry is made up of mostly women. These women have found a way to support themselves, each other and their families, all by making children and adults smile. How wonderful is that? I am so thankful that I have found this type of work, because honestly it doesn't seem like work.
We all need to find some sort of support in something we love to do. My goal is that I want to support my community and teach others to support theirs, by offering tons of classes. Groups in which they can join and places to make them feel safe and happy. Especially young girls who have no direction and happiness. Our young generation seems so lost. So eager to find happiness and to be accepted for who they are. If you are interested in discussions on how we can better our young girls by helping them find direction please contact me via, www.fun4ufaces.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can make our girls stronger.
Until next time we will discuss the path in which we must take in order to raise girls with confidence. It is important! We are raising a very uncommunicative bunch. How will they ever survive?