“A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destiny prepared to be herself.” -Maya Angelou
I have always been that awkward, skinny, clumsy, dancer, drama club, theater, slightly nerdy, overly sensitive artist church girl, who could be bullied in school one minute and taking the stage the next with some awesome dance routine.
However, I remember having my days in high school where I just really felt different, and not comfortable at all in my own skin. I thought that shorter girls with smaller feet were in the popular crowd. I wear a size 10 shoe, and I bought a size 8 1/2 to make my feet appear smaller to fit in with my peers.
With that being said, I lasted one day of high school with sore feet, tears in my eyes, and this immense feeling of self-doubt, and a broad realization that my feet will never grow smaller, (I still have the corns to prove it) and I just have to embrace my size ten feet! I had some feelings of low self-esteem from a very young age, and most of the time my only escape came through writing in a journal or reading a good book.
I have always loved music and dance, so in high-school my favorite refuge was the band-room where I would hide out with my friends until the first bell rang before home room. I spent most of my high school career in the band room, I guess today I would be referred to as a Emo girl, but back in the day the only title that I held was “band nerd!”
But over the years, I have gained so much love for myself and all of my quirky attributes, and I know that I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made! I embrace every aspect of my nerdiness, tallness, awkwardness, and sometimes I am still a little bit clumsy! I know now that since I have grown into adulthood, motherhood, being a wife, and serving others through my business and blog that I am destined for greatness.
All the things that I have gone through in life, have created confidence, and a very tough skin inside of my faithful heart that cannot be moved or changed, just to get better and grow better from here. I am embracing my Fierce and loving every minute of it! The true meaning of self-love, and self-confidence is something that I want to pass on to my own daughter, and lead by example in the process of truly loving “Who I am,” and “Whose I am.”
First, I received so much goodness from this book, but one amazing jewel that Pritchett dropped had to be about vision boards. I usually create a vision board every year, around January to help to maintain an accurate visual focus of my goals for the New Year. She mentioned that creating a vision board and saying affirmations will not change your life.
However, writing in your journal about your goals, writing down your dreams on paper, than creating a visual board to revise daily, meditating on your vision, affirming your vision every morning, and then taking constant action towards making your vision a reality will produce desired results. When a woman is destiny driven, she is living her life purposefully and everything falls into place.
Next, I simply adore Taria Prichett’s helpful go-to guide Born Fierce. I love all of the affirmations, questions, Aha moments, and exercises throughout the book. I love a inspirational book that captures my attention from the very beginning, and sets the stage for all types of women’s empowerment!
I am excited that I can refer to this awesome book as a reference whenever I need a reminder to continue on this God-given journey to help other women that cross my path in life. She has a splendid way of telling her own story of coming into her on Fierce.
Some of the chapter titles really captivated my attention: Honor your calling, The Journey to Evolve as a Woman, Define your Destiny, acknowledge your Truth, Heal Your Past.
This book will serve as tool that will enlighten the reader and help any woman do better, be better, and live better. In order to truly evolve and transform into a happy, healthy, healed, and whole woman, it is strongly recommended that I accommodate this helpful book with a beautiful journal to house all the abundance of notes, exercises, and “aha,” moments.
It is a journey that will touched my heart, soul, and mind. I cannot wait to get the workbooks and really go deeper inside this treasure of personal development and growth! I highly recommend this insightful book to any woman that is Born Fierce!