My appearance will not dictate my self worth.
Stepping on a scale will not ruin my day.
I will not set unattainable goals that aren’t healthy and achievable for MY body.
I will work out because it feels good and because I want to be healthy.
I will dress myself in a way that shows I am proud of who I am.
I will not obsess over whether he called or texted or emailed me yet.
I will not jump into bed or hold out or use sex to motivate a man to treat me a certain way. I will not have sex with anyone who disrespects me or who simply doesn’t please me.
I will not feel incomplete because I am not in a relationship. I will not stay single because I can’t keep my independence in a couple.
I will not shrink from emotional intimacy. I will open myself in safe, mutually supportive friendships and relationships.
I will not use romantic comedies as my model for what life should be.
I will not obsess over a man who does is not responsive AND proactive in developing our relationship.
I will not wonder what’s wrong with me or complain about what’s wrong with him; I will not get involved with anyone who I think needs to be “fixed” or “needs a woman in his life.” I will choose a partner who is healthy and human to grow with.
I will not make my twenties about a race to the altar.
I will marry someone because I want to be married to them and share my life with them.
I will support myself financially.
I will grow my skills in a career that fits my values and lifestyle goals.
I will empower other women by my own example and with personal and professional support. I will pay it forward regardless of gender, race, or any other group affiliation.
I will speak up in meetings.
I will get paid what I’m worth.
I will dare to believe I will find someone who will love and support me in all aspects of my life, including my career.
I will see the world, bringing the image of an empowered woman to the four corners of the globe.
I will be tolerant of local customs but always clear on my rights and strong in my personal values.
I will be myself, day in day out every day. I will learn and grow and never stop becoming more myself. I will dare to be myself, and celebrate my womanhood as part of that.
I will be human, and enjoy life 🙂