Dear Strong Woman,

Hold yourself to a standard of grace, not perfection.

I have fallen a bit off of my nutrition plan the last few days. Can’t say I’ve gone overboard – as the plan I’m referring to has me eating seven times a day – but I can’t say I was trying really hard to stick to it, either. Not on purpose of course, but more so that I gave myself permission to take a step back because… I wasn’t feeling like myself.

And that’s no bueño.

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Sometimes we just need a little breathing room, and that’s okay. Perfection is just a fancy name for fear, so can we just take the pressure off already? Accept that mistakes ARE going to happen. In health, in finance, in relationships…in everything.

But let those moments be teachers, not attackers; lessons, not losses; temporary but necessary detours, never mere dead ends.

And if we’re being honest, someone who never makes mistakes usually never makes anything, right?

(Right.)

Keep going.

Keep growing.

You’ve got this.

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