Being Whole requires strength but exactly what does it mean to be whole from my perspective?
To me it means to have a clear understanding of who you are, mind, body and soul, it means understanding what it is you are willing to take and what you are not, it means owning who you are in your body, big, small, tall, fat, white, black or in between and more importantly, know whose you are.
For me, once you have identified how far you are willing to let people go in the way they treat you and you accept yourself for who you are, and you accept that there is a higher being, a God that is bigger than all of us and He controls the universe and everything in it, that to me is the definition of being whole.
I am a darker skinned black woman and for a long time in my life I never accepted that I was or could ever be beautiful, it took all my life to figure out that true beauty comes from within.
This revelation came about after the death of my mother, my sister and one of my dearest friends of thirty years in addition to a lot of reprimanding from my now 26 year old daughter.
Now that I have come to understand that I have one life to live and I do not get to say, “oops” and come back, I realize that I have to live my best life and that requires me loving myself for who I am and enjoying my life one day at a time.
Once I took the tragedies of my loved ones and the advice of my daughter and I realized that I was beautiful on the inside, I coupled that with my fashion sense, which I acquired from my mother and I put it all together and now I am The Whole Woman, mind, body and soul.
With that in mind, this blog is a statement of who I have become and the journey I am on…and while I am on this journey I would be honored to take some of my sisters along so if you know a lady that you think is whole send her photo to thewholewoman@gmail and I will showcase her beauty.