I am Amy –
29 weeks ago I began a journey that has become the 52 Phenomenal Women Project.
During this time, I have met so many fabulous women and I have been honored to share their incredible stories.
I love what our community of readers and supporters has become along the way. We are lifting each other up while supporting the efforts @dfscentral each week. To date we have raised over $2100. What a wonderful accomplishment!
As I describe the project to others, I have been asked to feature myself…
Oh no, I say. Then I go on to describe the stories of the phenomenal women I meet each week.
Another person asks me to write about myself, again I decline.
Upon further requests, my family intervenes. “How can you describe phenomenal women and not mention yourself? You are strong, giving, a mother of four, an entrepreneur, and a storyteller. Don’t you tell your phenomenal features each week to accept the nomination and shine the light on themselves even for a few minutes? So… if not now, when?”
Isn’t it funny how in the things that are right in front of you, you might not see or even hear them? Just like some of the women I have asked to join the project, I second guessed myself for being included, I got overwhelmed at what I wanted to say, but at the end of the day I am phenomenal because I am me. Love big and be here now, so here I am!
Worthy is a word that I have always put in an equation. I can do this when I lose 10 pounds, when I finish my degree, when I get the promotion… fill in the blank. Time to listen to what I preach –
I am worthy NOW! YOU are worthy NOW!
We are stronger together and I am grateful each day for all of you. Thank you for joining me on this phenomenal journey!
*** Please follow along on instagram as well and learn more about me. This year for my birthday, I am embarking on a weekly photo essay project highlighting 52 Phenomenal Women. This is week 29 of 52. Participants in this project will be supporting the efforts of Dress for Success Worldwide – Central. We are all stronger together and it is my sincere hope that we will be inspired by each other’s stories. Now is the time to celebrate as well as encourage one another. Tell your story!**