Welcome to Layers of a Woman blog with Marita Kinney. As a young professional woman, I realized the need for a transparent blog which would encourage and strengthen the average woman…The Mom, The Wife, The Entrepreneur, The Single Woman, The Woman that wears more than one hat, and feels as if no one understands her daily struggle to become awesome. This blog is for the woman who refuses to give up on herself. She Is EVERY Woman….She is …….YOU! I am Marita Kinney a Woman with MANY Layers.
Often times we find ourselves living beneath our potential. Maybe you have it all together, or you may be in denial like I once was. The reality is, that I could do a lot better in this so-called "life". I could do a lot better. I can look back and see where I self-sabotaged things, simply because it was hard for me to believe that I actually deserved better. Instead of embracing the better, I would create the results that I was used to getting in life. No one can stop you, but you. Get out of the way of your feelings. Your feelings don't matter. Once you realize that, you will become free. Stop allowing your feelings to rule over you, dictating how you feel and how you respond. Tell your feelings to go to HELL. They are standing in the way of you discovering your greatness. Feelings are your ego. We don't love or give love from ego.
What can you do today that is against how you are feeling?
If you're tired, do something that would take energy for you to accomp…
Who said that you must wait until New Year to make some changes? Exactly. I decided to change my life and it was as simple as making up my mind to do better. For years I battled with depression, simply because it was my "go to feeling." Sadly, this is an accurate statement. I failed to realize that I had the power to strengthen my mind and could respond differently to unfavorable situations. I could actually choose how I wanted to react to people and circumstances. This awakening was so powerful. I began to use it in every area of my life.
I remember my mother asked me, "Marita how are you losing weight?" I told her that I just decided to. I knew people who were more knowledgeable about living a healthy lifestyle than I, so I decided to ask them for some pointers. I began my weight loss journey. This blog is not about losing the weight, it's about making up my mind to lose the weight. It's a decision.
Life is life. It doesn't stop or have knowledge of all the other events that occur daily. It just happens! Life, death, disappointments, and accomplishments. Life is life. However how you prepare and react to your life matters. You cannot sit on the side lines and throw yourself a pity party. Life will pass you by if you're not actively participating. It's like a parade. You can either be in the parade, waving, smiling, and having a good time, or on the side lines picking up candy from the ground as a spectator.
This week has been awful for me yet joyous. Does this sound familiar? It can be the best and worst time of your life all at the same time. One of my closest friends was killed in a car accident , my aunt died, my middle daughter had surgery on you mouth, yet I landed a huge contract with a celebrity client. Really life, really? Yes that's life for you. You must learn when to mourn, when to laugh, and when to push through your pain to get to the other side of …
My girls are such a blessing and I learn more about myself through raising them. All four girls competed in a beauty pageant yesterday and they were amazing. They weren't caught up on the hype, they just wanted to have fun. I really enjoyed being there with them and watching them create memories together. My husband was "Pageant Dad". He was wonderful. He didn't get frustrated with us one time.....That's amazing considering we had a total of 16 dresses, suitcases, and was dead in the middle of potty training our youngest daughter.
But we made it!!! AND.. I'm proud to say that our youngest is now completely potty trained. Praise God!
Life can be overwhelming sometimes and
you could fall into depression if you lack daily encouragement. It’s easier to
stay encouraged than to pull yourself out from depression. Most of us agree that
preventive maintenance is better than digging yourself out from being depressed
or discouraged. There are many benefits to having a positive attitude and being
encouraged especially when you’re experiencing hard times. Lack of encouragement
can cause some women to feel rejected, insignificant, and under-appreciated. I
must inform you that if you’re seeking outside validation then you may become
disappointed each time. You have to search within yourself and pull out that
inner strength of knowing your worth and value. It’s dangerous to sit around and
wait for other people to affirm you. What if no one takes the time to encourage
you? When you chose to hand over that control to someone else, your happiness is
placed in the palm of their hand and you become the victim if they fail to meet