I’m so excited to start a new series on this blog. I really appreciate when other bloggers, youtubers and ladies in general give a shoutout to their favorite ladies. I’ve been thinking about getting caught up in comparisons and dealing with insecurities. And I feel like we can let those things put up walls or give jealous feelings towards other ladies. But I think it so important to be happy for other ladies and their accomplishments and encourage them even when we think they have it all together. I think it’s so easy to forget that we are all human and have weaknesses and need uplifting. So I decided to start a series dedicated to women in my life, new friends and old friends. I want to highlight the things about them that help me find strength and am encouraged by. I think it’s so important to be loving and supportive even if we don’t always agree about everything but just to know that we are all different and have different roles to play as women. The older I’ve become the more I’ve learned that one woman’s path is not another’s but I can still find strength from that and be supportive and caring of their lives.
The first woman of this series that I want to highlight, is someone that I’m so happy to have as a close friend. I love her honesty, her understanding, and her amazing support. Carla from Curious Natalia is a blogger that I admire so much. The thing I admire most about her is her honesty on social media. Social media has become this place where it’s hard to post the hard things. I’m guilty of it too. But sometimes when people are going through hard times, all they really want to know is that they aren’t alone. And I appreciate Carla’s transparency about her dealings with postpartum . I have dealt with postpartum on a number of occasions and it’s never easy to navigate, especially alone. It helps talking to others and working through it. Being silent and internalizing it is probably the worst thing you can do. It takes a strong woman like Carla to speak out about it and talk about the tough issues that are often pushed aside. I have found strength in her honesty and am so thankful that I can talk about issues that I haven’t felt comfortable talking to others about. I felt embarrassed and like I was a terrible person. I’m not going to go into detail here because I don’t think every thought is meant to be put out there but I do think it’s important to find someone in your life that you can talk to about those deep issues. Someone that you can trust 100% is not going to judge you but that can say, I’ve been there, I know how you feel and you’re going to get through this. That is who Carla is to me and I’m thankful that even when I didn’t realize I needed that person, she was there being that friend that I didn’t know I needed. A community of women is vital. I’m so excited to keep adding to this list. I’m just so thankful for the women I’ve met that have been a encouragement, some without knowing. I want this series to be a Thank You to them and I hope this can encourage them as much as it has me.