I popped onto Twitter the other day (night? who knows these days!) and stumbled across possibly the best personal compliment of my life. It’s not that life has been hard lately, just busy. And to be honest, people are ridiculously generous with me, so it had some stiff competition. Meagan of This is Meagan Kerr said…
@NZbloggers My fave blogger is Aussie @sugercoatit – she’s funny, fashionable and unafraid of her own awesomeness #nzbloggers
— Meagan Kerr (@thisismeagank) November 16, 2014
I went naaaaaw.
I naaaw’ed out loud. I nol. Is that a thing?
To be unafraid of my own awesomeness has probably been my target my entire life. It took me long enough to recognise my awesome in the first place, let along be able to let it shine for others to see. But in the end it became about leading the way. Sick and tired of having the same conversations, talking about the same fears and perceived short-comings, I wanted change. More than wanted it, I needed it. And I knew it had to start with me. Right, Gandhi?
It’s the same reason I challenge you every single day to forget that story you have about yourself and embrace who you are. When you are who you are no one can take that away from you. There are moments of crisis or lack of confidence, but they pass quickly when you can stand in your awesomeness for all to see. For when you do others take strength in that. When they see you, the imperfect you, being okay with who you are it shines a light at the end of the tunnel. It says to them, quietly at first then louder, that maybe they are okay too.
And that’s how Meagan paid me the best compliment ever and why it matters more to me than any number of others. So let me ask you, are you unafraid of your awesomeness? Are you getting there? What’s the best compliment YOU ever received?
Hi! I’m Melissa Walker Horn. Around here, they call me Suger. I’m the Chief Blogger and doer of all the things here at Suger Coat It. Blogging since 1901; I love a casual ootd, taking photos, and writing about things that irk or inspire me. I love wine and cheese, long days at the beach and spending time with my family. I make stuff for the internet over at Chalkboard Digital. You know, living the sweet life.
I sometimes forget my awesomeness, and I certainly go through times when I really doubt it, but I’m a hell of a lot better then I used to be. I’ve also learned that it’s okay to not feel awesome and not to beat myself up about it. Also, there will always be people who will out awesome me 😛
And I have to agree with Meagan. You are one of my fave bloggers Your knowledge and style are such an inspiration.
Thank you Nat, that’s so kind of you to say so. We all forget our awesome some days. It’s like anything, it’s about how quickly you can get back up that counts.
I love this so much! Not very long ago I would have been horrified at the thought of letting the real me shine to the world. But I am learning that by hiding it makes me feel stressed out and pressured to fit in with those around me. Accepting myself is a journey, and I know I stumble quite often, but I am already really proud of the distance I have travelled. Love your work Suger – you remind me that being me is better than ok, its awesome!
This is great! Thank you Marianne and I’m glad you’re doing what you’re doing. Maintaining some sort of cover for yourself in public is exhausting. It takes all the fun and spontaneous joy out of life. Ditch that mask and be yourself. Thanks for sharing. x
When I was an awkward teenager, I overheard one of my mother’s friends commenting on how stunning I was. And you know what? I felt stunning after that!!!
Sometimes it takes other people to remind us of our gifts. x
Yep that sure is you, a lot of awesome.
To answer your question yes I’ve embraced my awesomeness and crazy I think I’m a better, happier more soulful person because of it.
Haha. Thanks Trudie. And yes, I was thinking about you and your awesomeness when I saw this pop up. You certainly have embraced your awesome.
Oh honey you deserve it. I did do a naaaawh in my head. xx
Thank you. x
I love how every time I stop over at your blog, I smile, lift my chin and push those shoulders out of their slump.
I love that too. Thanks for visiting SSG, always a pleasure to have you. x