What Empowers Me

em·pow·er

make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights.

I woke up today and thought, what empowers me? This is a really bold question when you think about it. What makes me feel strong and confident?

#1) My Independence: I have always been very independent, and I’ve never had a problem doing things by myself. I love “me” days. Getting my nails done, or taking myself out to lunch. It’s very therapeutic to people watch and enjoy a good meal. I have even gone to a concert by myself, as nothing would stop me from seeing Bon Iver.

#2) Trying New Things: This is the spice of life. I consider myself to be adventurous. I’ve been skydiving and zip-lining. I am always trying new foods, restaurants, the latest makeup trends. I strive to travel to new places. I find it very rewarding to step outside of my comfort zone. My mantra: No risk, no reward.

#3) Financial Independence: I started working when I was 12 years old, and have always had a job ever since. It is a privilege to be able to wake up every day and go to work. It’s an amazing feeling knowing that I can sustain myself.

#4) Exercise: I truly don’t feel myself unless I work out. My job is sedentary, so it’s important that I remain active. I enjoy weight training, SoulCycle, and TRX. My day feels complete once I’ve made it to the gym. Create a great playlist and go sweat it out.

#5) Getting A Tattoo: I get so excited when I think about getting a new tattoo. I got my first tattoo when I was 18, and now have three. Tattoos are art. There is nothing more thrilling and empowering than decorating your canvas. I can’t wait for my fourth!

#6) A Good Haircut, And A Put-Together Outfit: Look good, feel good. Nothing rings more true. I feel my best when I take the time to curate an outfit, and when I get a fresh cut or color. Hair grows back, so why not try that style you’ve been wanting to try? These simple things empower me to look and feel my best.

Comment below, what empowers you?