While we're the first to admit that there is inspiration to be had, sometimes lifestyle blogs, Instagram fitness accounts, self-help books, and motivational speakers foster added pressure to succeed, to be a "boss", to squeeze it all in. I recently listened to a speaker who was wildly successful in career goals, but her life was scheduled down to every last second... including phone alarms reminding her to breathe, sip her water, you name it. Fine and dandy for some, but for the rest of us in the crowd we were left shaking our heads and worrying what would happen given she had passed her scheduled bed time. She spoke of list after list after sticky note after sticky note that made up her extremely regimented life.
To this end, I think the message in this video is extremely powerful and needs to be heard by women of all ages ('cause it's never too late), but young ladies in particular. We have one shot at this thing we call life and while squeezing in experiences and opportunities is certainly a huge part of our happiness, we can not forget to take time to "just be" – without the pressure.
I guess I just want to say, be choosey when it comes to the social media you use to inspire you and make sure it truly reflects what you stand for without pushing you to be something that doesn't fulfill you. And please know, that you don't have to have a fancy job title, a leadership role in the community, Gerber babies, perfect attendance at the gym, a house out of the IKEA catalogue, a fairytale marriage, flawless hair and nails, AND an organic pantry to make a difference in this world.