I use to be embarrassed about being strong. Being a strong black woman is the "expectation." The "strong" black woman mindset shifted. Black women no longer felt the need to be strong, obligated to carry the weight of their men/families or push through.
Oh no, where does this new awakening leave me? I am strong!!! I always overcome, I always figure it out, and I always push through.
I made the decision to love myself for who I am. I decided to embrace the strength that has been passed down to me by the women in my family. My strength is ingrained in my DNA. Not, because I am black, ingrained because the women in my family are "gangsta." They are funny, innovated, trailblazers, educators,
creators, protectors, prayer warriors, and so much more.
However, my immune system decided to give up on me. I am on bed rest because my sinuses turned on me. I've been nauseous and "falling". The doctor said my vertigo would run its course.
I've been resting and reading all day. Me being still is uncomfortable. Being still is foreign.
I believe this is God's way of saying slow down and spend time with Me.
My new Healthier Habit for myself is intentional rest.