Good Enough Mother And Lean Cuisine:
Recently someone asked me a rather interesting question. They asked me what accomplishment I was most proud of.
Naturally, getting married and giving birth to two wonderful kids (they are most of the time, anyway) is right up at the top of that list.
But you know something?
As many of you know, my life was in complete upheaval not so long ago. I had been fired from my high profile job as a national network news host. Two weeks later I was on the table undergoing a preventive, double mastectomy. A year later found me hospitalized with bronchitis that and following that, my hair, which I had chemically straightened for years, fell out.
And then there was the very deep, dark hole of depression. I wanted to curl up in ball and cry.
But I didn’t.
I picked myself up and got going.
I began the process of reinventing my life. Of course I had no money, no big public relations firm and my high-priced agents had long left.
So I used the only thing I had in my power; my ability to write.
I wrote and wrote until my hands and brain, hurt. But I refused to give up.
I started Good Enough Mother a decade ago and it’s come pretty far. I have wonderful writers, work with great brands and am excited about the future.
So when people ask what I’m most proud of, I say that.. All of that.
I’m proud that I didn’t give up; not then and not now.
I’m proud of this thing I built from scratch. I took my words, my sentiment and turned them into a brand that women believe in and follow.
And I’m proud that I’ve shown my children what’s really important and none of it has anything to do with looks or a number on the scale.
As the mother of a daughter, I really want her to remember that no matter what messages she may see in the media, her self-worth is much more important than her size.
Lean Cuisine is totally on board with that too and it’s asking people to weigh what matters.
So to that end, I have a question for you..
What are you most proud of?
Share it here, on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WeightThis.
Oh and wanna feel strong, empowered and inspired? Check out this video, then head over to Lean Cuisine’s Facebook page to join the conversation.
Now go.. weigh what matters!