Self-Awareness,Self Esteem and Self Worth

Self-Awareness is conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives and Desire

Yesterday at school I listened to one of the grade 8 students give a speech about Self Awareness. She wrote this as an essay for her English teacher and then had to get up in front of her class and read it. What a fabulous job she did. Not Only was it well written, reflective, and well researched but the presentation showed that she was completely comfortable, confident and self-aware. I was in awe, I’m a 32-year-old woman who is married, has her dream job and is loving life but in less than 5 minutes I realized this young girl at 13 has more confidence, self-awareness, and self-appreciation for her self than I ever could have at this point in my life.
Junior high is a rough year, you have so many hormonal changes going on, the kids are starting to truly realize their true strengths and weakness, their starting to establish their future goals and ambitions. The whole world is in the palm of their hands at that age, they’re unstoppable. I realize not all junior high students are as lucky as this one student, and that for some their self-confidence is at an all-time low. But I once was her, so where did it all go?

How many of us women have forgotten that the most important person in your life is you. Without a positive self-worth  how are we supposed to be the best wives, friends, and mothers we can be.  Self-worth comes from being self aware. So in what point of my life did I stop being self aware?

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