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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
I am thrilled to be partnering with Stage Stores in today’s post as they turn October into Pink October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month, Stage will be helping raise money for The Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF) through various in-store and online activations. Stage guests will have the opportunity to help give back throughout the month and share their moments of strength and inspiration. I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this larger campaign.
I have a personal relationship with the disease. It has affected family and close friends and the young women who battle this disease have become role models for me. Watching their strength and bravery has made me reflect on the kind of role model I hope to be and…
What It Means to be a Strong Role Model for my Children
I was blessed with a very strong role model and wish nothing more than to be an example of strength, inner beauty and intelligence for my own children. It isn’t always easy for kids to find good role models these days. I’m very aware of my job as a blogger and how they might interpret what frequently means taking pictures of myself in cute clothes.
Being a strong female role model means so much more than external beauty. What I want to show my kids is that I will always strive to be the best person I can possibly be, and affect change in a positive way.
How I Strive to be a Strong Role Model
- Strength: I strive to be determined and resilient but also share that it’s ok to be vulnerable and ask for help. There will always be obstacles in life. It’s how we deal with them that demonstrates character.
- Live with a generous spirit. Life can be so hectic and chaotic that it can be easy to get stuck in your own head. But I try to be aware of what’s going on with friends and family, and especially my kiddos’ friends, and lend a hand whenever possible.
- Fight for the issues that I believe in.This year I’m making an effort to get a little more involved in my community. I strive to be part of the solution instead of just complaining about issues.
- Pursue your dreams. I never would have believed you if you would have told me I would have a VP title at a large bank in my 20’s, or run my own moderately successful blog in my 30’s. Both wear dreams, but they didn’t accidentally become reality. Finding success can take dogged determination…and time.
The spirit of sharing right now among women is very, very strong. We want each other to succeed. And that is what’s really important.