I shared this quote on social media a few days ago:
“When women support each other, incredible things happen.”
I’ll spare specific details about what spurred the post. I’ll just say that I’ve been on the receiving end of comments and actions that were made to make me feel doubt. Doubt about who I am as a mother, as a person, and creative.
I’m positive you’ve also experienced something similar at one point or another.
I am thankful that I am secure in knowing who I am as a mother, as an individual, and as creative. Security doesn’t mean that those words and actions don’t sting because they do.
I believe that everyone can succeed without stepping on someone else’s dreams. I understand the drive to compete. The desire to “win” and the feel good endorphins that come from validation.
I also understand what jealousy, comparison, and insecurity feels like. It’s easy to feel hurt when someone doesn’t like your work and chooses someone else. It’s easy to feel less than when you see someone doing things you wish you could.
Some recognize these feelings and use them to grow. Then there are those that use those feelings to tear others down.
Imagine if women stuck together and lifted each other up. I truly believe there is space for everyone and that supporting someone else’s dreams doesn’t diminish your own. In fact, it can create a ripple effect that builds connections and amplifies your own success.
What’s stopping you from becoming the pebble that starts a ripple?