Today my daughter sent me an email on patience. Part of it went like this:
We want the solution.
We want it now.
We want to change.
To be better.
To be fitter.
To be happier.
And when it doesn’t happen as fast we expect, we get all sorts of f*%ked up.* (Yes Theory email from July 12, 2019)
She sent me this email because I am not a patient person. I have never been that kind of person. I always solve an issue and I wanted the solution to take place yesterday. I am always looking for ways to improve and some days it is 2 steps forward and some days it is 1 step backwards. I do get upset with myself when I step backwards. I forget that even if I do fall backwards sometimes, I am always moving forward. Patience.
I have been trying to get back to writing blogposts for years now. But for some reason there was always something that gets in the way.
Implement the solution.
Change the outcome.
These things sometimes get in the way and have caused me to not be happy. I get more screwed up because the plans fell through or something did not go according to plan. Patience.
So today, with the email that my daughter sent me, I decided that patience will be my friend and that starting this new journey with you will help me continue on my path of growing. I want to teach myself to be more patient. If I look back over the years and see what I have accomplished, I realize that patience would have helped and made me happier with my journey. This blog will be about my focusing on my patience and the wonderful journey of learning along the way, especially as a bra fitter.
I am a forty-seven year old women that has grown up in a world that my body was never good enough. I have body shamed myself and talked about others behind their backs in my younger years. Never proud of myself for either action. However that has all changed in the last 15 years being in the lingerie industry and becoming a mom. There is not a day that goes by that a customer that I work with is not body shaming themselves. I am constantly telling people that there is nothing to be shaming themselves about. I have seen all shapes and sizes and not one person that I have been with in a dressing room is perfect. BUT they are ALL beautiful! This is were patience will be learned.
I stopped body shaming myself when my daughter was born. I love my body and all the bumps and lumps that come with it. They make me who I am and I am proud of it. Now, more than ever, I feel that I need to teach our customers that they are beautiful. Patience.
Every week I will bring to you a story of my progression of learning to be patient with people and to teach them that they are beautiful. I am trying to change the world one person at a time. Patience.
We need to help each other out and focus on all the wonderful things we bring to this world. The wonderful gifts of a smile, a laugh, or helping someone take a deep breath that is having a hard time. Patience.
I will also be doing product reviews, teach you the importance of wearing the perfect fitting undergarments, and have a laugh every now and then. All while teaching that patience will help us move forward, that change in thought process is necessary, and that we are all beautiful.
We have so many strong fantastic business women in this town. They are supportive, encouraging, empowering and unbelievably creative. These are the type of women that I love to surround myself with. Recently I was given the opportunity to create with some of these unbelievable women in a Fairfield Magazine article called Girl Power. (September/October 2019 edition). These women were incredible