This print jumped out of the to & from spring issue and really made me think. First, I want to buy it, put it on my wall, and stare at it every day. Second, I want to believe that I can.
At 27, I’m (mostly) past the stage where I have no freakin idea what I want to do with my life and cry about it all the time. Mostly. I have experience working in the corporate and non-profit sectors and I have been very blessed to have wonderful managers and mentors who pushed me to achieve and grow in my different positions.
I find that now, I’m more curious about the different ways my life can turn. At 27, I’m farther away from college and closer to having a family. I need to remember to do things like contribute to my 401k and save money for a down payment on a house. Woah woah woah… How did I get here?
When I saw this print my first thought was, “what an empowered woman.”
My second thought was, “what do I believe I can do?”
Wow. What do I believe I can do? This question stopped me in my tracks.
I sat and just thought and still haven’t really come up with an answer. Things used to be pretty clear:
I believe I can get straight A’s
I believe I can get into a good college
I believe I can get a good job
Then today I thought about the things that I want to believe I can do. I’m not really sure that I believe I can do these things. But I want to! Maybe if I tell myself enough times it will become real.
I believe I can trust in love
I believe I can have a happy marriage
I believe I can find a career that engages me
I believe I can relax
I believe I can not feel the need to accomplish something every second.
I believe I can. And so I will. 🙂