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This Is Who I Am – Jen’s Anthem

I love music. Who doesn’t, right? Music has the power to touch us, energise us and helps us to connect with each other.

It also has the power to convey emotions and tell a story. This week’s I Must Confess  from Kirsty of My Home Truths, is the soundtrack to our lives. I didn’t have to think too much for a song that I really connect with and what represents me best. For me, the song that really represents me in my life is Vanessa Amorosi’s, ‘This is who I am’.

Vanessa Amorosi

This song is really about someone finally being comfortable enough with themself to tell everyone, this is who I am. Basically, you can take it or leave it, cause this is me.

I connect with this song because it’s where I’m at in my life. What you see is what you get. This is me. You knock me down, I’ll get back up. I care if you think I’m fat, or if you don’t like my clothes, this is me.

I’ve finally learnt it’s okay to be myself. I can stand tall knowing I’m basically a good person. I’m trying to be friends with me and hope that you will be too. I deserve to be free, free from hating myself and just learn to be.

This is who I am

If you haven’t heard this song, then you need to hear it. It’s strong and powerful. I’ve put the lyrics below for you to read.

I’d like to rename it, “Jenster’s Anthem” but I’m not sure how Vanessa will react to that.

Do you connect with this song? I’d love to hear what you think!!

Jen xoxo

“This Is Who I Am”

I spend my life, trying to do things right
but all I do is fall to my face with my hands on my head so many times
but then I learnt, after being burnt
to get back up and push straight on
stop the tears people move on, on

[Chorus]
Well it’s alright to be myself
now I’ve learnt to stand
well it’s ok to be just who I am
I spent years really hating me
longing to be friends, now I hope that you can understand
This is who I am

Now when life gets tough
I’m quick to hurry up
I run all day, I run through the night
I break down walls, I hit up high
I don’t care if I’m fat, or if you think my clothes are bad
‘cos I can go to sleep at night, I’m a good person and I’ll get by

[Chorus]
Well It’s alright to be myself
now I’ve learnt to stand
well it’s ok to be just who I am
I spent years really hating me
longing to be friends, now I hope that you can understand
This is who I am

Are you someone, are you someone, are you someone, someone like me
you deserve, you deserve, you deserve to be free
cause the world will keep spinning, and you’ll be trapped in it

[Chorus]
Well it’s alright to be myself
now I’ve learnt to stand
well it’s ok to be just who I am
I’ve spent years really hating me
longing to be friends, now I hope that you can understand
This is who I am

Lyrics from: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/vanessaamorosi/thisiswhoiam.html

Why Women Are Worth It!

I had the opportunity to see Dr Lois Frankel recently at a Sydney Business Chicks event. She is a fantastic speaker who tells it how it is. No nonsense or dancing around the truth. She makes it crystal clear. In the two hour workshop she squeezed in many messages to a room full of 200 women. The one that really struck me was, ‘Women are worth it.’

It’s a pretty simple message but one we absolutely forget. We forget because we tend to put others before ourselves. You know, the husband, partner, kids, family, friends, work, housework, chores and the list goes on. We often get so immersed and consumed by our lives we simply forget to nurture ourselves.

We simply forget we’re ‘worth it’.

Worth it

What is ‘worth it’ anyway? Let’s look at a few things that make women, ‘worth it’:-

1)      We have amazing bodies

Okay, some of us have more to hug than others or things may not quite look how they used to. However, the female body is something to be proud of. It’s much better looking than the male body. It allows us to carry other human beings and be able to feed them. It expands and it shrinks. If we look after it, it looks after us.

2)      We are amazing multi-taskers

As women, we have the unique ability to do several things at once and even manage to have eyes at the back of our head. I always wondered how my mum knew what I was doing! Many of us work part time or full time, have families or other responsibilities and somehow we seem to accomplish so much. We juggle this while making that, we organise this and clean that. In the chaos of our lives, we often focus on what we haven’t done, rather than how much we have done.

Multitasker

3)      We are amazing nurturers

Sometimes you just need a hug or a few loving words to soothe the soul. There’s nothing better than a mum’s hug. It makes everything better. As for soothing the soul, somehow we women always find the words for any situation. We make things better. We know what to say to make someone feel loved and to soothe their soul. It’s special. It’s a gift.

4)      We are resilient

Resilience is a core part of a women’s worth. We often get knocked down and have to get right back up. We are determined when we want to be and more importantly, when we need to be. We are stronger than we ever believed. We push forward when we never knew how to or never thought we could.

5)      We are valuable

Every woman is valuable. We are valuable in all that we do, our contribution to business, communities, families and friendships. We run businesses, empires, blog, bake, bring up children, cook, clean and shop. And that list has only just begun.

Being valuable is underestimated. I looked up the word ‘valuable’ in the Collins GEM Australian English Dictionary, it read:-

“precious, worthy, capable of being valued”

Those few words say it all. As women we are precious, worthy and capable of being valued.

Whatever we do each day in our lives, we offer value to all that we do. For that, we need to be proud. For that, we are ‘worth it”.

So tell me, how are you worth it?

Jen xoxo