Monday, September 26, 2016

I'm not one to sit still and look pretty

***Inspired by a compliment from my sister & the song "Sit Still, Look Pretty" by Daya***


I'm not one to sit still and look pretty. I have a pretty face, but do not think I'm just a pretty face. I am so much more than that. 

I AM A QUEEN
I rule my own universe. I don't need a knight in shining armor to come and rescue me. I'm not a helpless Princess, nor do I ever want to be. 

I don't look in the mirror to ask who is the fairest one of all. I look myself in the eye and recite affirmations

I'm not looking for my other or better half, because I am not half. I am whole as I am. Approach me with good intentions. Love me as I am. Give me your trust and respect, and I will return it tenfold. 

I AM AN ADORABLE BADASS
I love to smile and laugh. I'm prone to spontaneous dancing. I love receiving and arranging flowers. I melt when I see dogs. Seeing my food coming in a restaurant makes me giddy. I take pictures of EVERYTHING. I'm silly and light-hearted. 

I curl my hair, perfect my winged liner, and step into a pair of killer heels for ME, because looking good allows me to conquer each day with confidence. I could care less about the unwanted attention and compliments I get from strangers as I walk down the street. I ignore the catcalls and whistles.

My value isn't determined by superficial entities. I have my own dreams and aspirations, and I'm not going to let anyone tell me what's important. I am ambitious and driven. I set goals and crush them. I will create a benevolent empire, by loving myself and showing the world exactly who I am. 

The sound of my heels on the pavement is my personal version of Darth Vader's Imperial March. I won't avoid eye contact. I don't care if I intimidate you. 

I AM BEAUTIFUL, INSIDE AND OUT
I'm not too pretty to think for myself. I can make my own decisions. My thoughts and opinions matter. You don't get to judge me. Don't tell me to lower my voice. Don't tell me to sit down.

I am kind, caring, and loving, because it makes me happy to see those around me happy. 

I walk, run, and eat as clean as I can, because maintaining a strong and healthy body is important to me.

I think, read, and learn, because I want to keep expanding my mind. My thirst for knowledge and my capacity to grow and improve as a person is infinite.

I hope, dream, and inspire, because I want to make my life and my existence in this world worthwhile. 

Everything that I am, I've worked hard to become. You cannot tell me who I am otherwise. I'm not one to sit still and look pretty, and you don't have to be either.

XO,
Denise