Let’s face it, ladies. Society wants us to be perfect. I am completely guilty of falling into that pit of pressure that we all get from magazines, TV shows, movies—it’s everywhere. Now, I’m not saying I have low self-confidence or anything, but sometimes I feel like I don’t live up to the expectations that society places on women. Who’s with me? Instead of encouraging us to be strong, smart, humble, generous, beautiful, DISTINGUISHED young women, we are pushed to be sexy, materialistic, submissive, and selfish. It is up to us to decide which of these paths we want to take. It’s up to us to live up to the Distinguished Young Women name. Good ole’ Webster defines distinguished as: “marked by eminence, distinction, or excellence.” It’s our turn to be excellent, girls. Do something great this week: volunteer at a local charity, talk to someone you’ve never talked to before, read something that will broaden your understanding of the world. It’s these little things that make your life BIG. Don’t waste your time wishing you were skinnier, had better hair or whiter teeth—in 30 years, will those things even matter? You should all be proud of your accomplishments, but don’t stop now. You have so much left to do, such an impact to make on this world. Don’t let society bring you down.I know I shared this quote in my first blog post, but it is so prevalent, here it is again:
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