Today was the solar eclipse and it was something pretty cool to witness. Being in Southern California, we couldn't see it in totality but seeing even just a part of the moon pass over the sun was something special to witness. A bunch of people were gathered on top of the roof of my office building's parking garage, sharing the protective lenses and partaking in the experience together which made for an all around fun escape from the office (even if it was just for 30 minutes).
All this eclipse madness also brought on special horoscopes for everyone. It seemed like every blog or website had their take on what the eclipse meant for your astrological sign. I take horoscopes with a grain of salt, but I still like to believe a shift in the cosmos can somehow affect my mood or what's going on in my life. I'm a cancer baby and ruled by the moon, so I figured it's worth seeing what my horoscope would be (even if it's just for sh*ts and giggles).
So for me, apparently the moon acting up during the eclipse is my time to shine and step into a time of self-actualization. It's a time to realize what situations are bad for me, to shut down anything negative in my life that doesn't live up to my true worth, and basically live more happily and confidently. Ok, so I loved this horoscope. Even if it's not all 100% true, even if it's all just a bunch of crap - I thought to myself why shouldn't I be realizing my true worth and living confidently everyday; regardless of an eclipse or not.
I think as busy twenty-something who's trying to navigate work, blogging, relationships, and just life in general without having some kind of quarter-life, what the eff am I doing with my life kind of crisis, it can be very easy to lose your sense of self-confidence. I don't mean this in the sense that I get down on myself - but it's hard to simply not compare yourself or your life to anyone else's. As a blogger, I'm comparing photos of myself to other bloggers. As a single girl, I'm comparing myself to other girls in the dating world. At my job, I'm comparing my caliber of work to the person next to me. It's all very overwhelming at times. Which is why this particular week's horoscope about living more confidently than ever really struck a chord with me.
Being confident to me means to sometimes not care what people think, to take pride in your work, and to realize your self worth. If someone doesn't like my blog, that's OK - as long as I feel good about the content I'm putting out there. If someone is excelling at work next to me, that doesn't mean I can't excel alongside them and show off my own strengths. If someone doesn't want to go out on a date with me, that's fine because I would never want to be with someone who doesn't treat me well anyways.
At the end of the day, self-confidence to me means to be unapologetically yourself. I'm not sure if I needed the moon crossing the path of the sun to remind me of that, but I'm glad it did anyways.
What are some mantras of self-confidence you guys live by? Let me know in the comments below!
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