What does “I Am Confidently Me” mean?
January 9, 2021
What is this blog about and why did I name it “I Am Confidently Me?”
When I first started this blog, I wanted to choose a name that had something to do with confidence because that has been a big part of my personal journey. I had a list of name ideas, playing around with different word combinations and phrases. I showed the list to an acquaintance who said “I Am Confidently Me” spoke the most to her and I sat with it for a bit and decided I liked it. Now, here we are!
I want this blog and my Instagram page to be a place where you can identify what you love about yourself, feel pride in it, and shout it from the rooftops! I want to encourage anyone on their self-love journey to understand what it means to feel confident and to love themselves through whatever place they are on their path.
Here is what is means to be confidently you:
Be proud of who you are.
It is as simple as that statement. Loving yourself means being proud of who you are. Don’t beat yourself up, don’t hate yourself, don’t hide or shrink yourself. Find the qualities about you that make you stand up with pride. It could be something about your personality, your values, your strengths, your physique, your abilities, etc. We all have amazing things to offer the world so take pride in what is awesome about you!
Do the inner work to shine from within.
A big part of being on a self-love journey requires constant reflection and inner work. We are full of doubts, fears, and insecurities, and we need to unpack those in order to combat them and let our light shine. I post resources, tips, and my own life experiences to share the work that I’ve done or have learned over the years so that you can try them out for yourself. I am not a therapist, but I highly recommend getting one. I have one and it’s been a great help in pushing me forward in my self-acceptance.
Share what you love about yourself.
This may feel like the awkward part, but being confident in who you are also means being comfortable to share what you love about yourself with others. This doesn’t mean you’re bragging. You can share in small circles or through your actions. It just means that you know what is wonderful about you, and you aren’t afraid to show it.
Love yourself, flaws and all.
There is not a single person on this earth who is perfect. We all have flaws and you should not expect anything less. The key, however, is to show yourself unconditional love and to give yourself grace as you work through whatever flaws you want to change. There can be something less desirable that you’re working to improve, AND you can still love yourself while doing it.
Fill in your own blank.
Once you’ve figured out your favorite qualities, you can change the statement to fill in your own blank. For example, I could say, “I am confidently happy!” or “I am confidently Black.“ Decide what it is that you love most about yourself then fill in the blank to name it!
Now it’s your turn!
Grab a pen and paper and take 10 minutes to write a list of all the things you love about yourself.
Comment Below: What word would you fill in the blank when saying “I am confidently _____”?
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