Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Find Your Truth" Series - Part II

Last week, we introduced our "Find Your Truth" series as a means of discovery through shared experience: the experience of finding out what remains or becomes true for each of us as we grow older, more mature, and have more life experience.

We consulted some wonderful and brilliant women to discover what they have found to be their personal truths as they have worked to become the people they are today. Through the sharing of their humorous, intelligent and insightful answers, we hope that you’ll begin to discover some truths of your own.

In the second post of the series, Adriene shares what she finds to be true about several facets of life, with complete honesty, and a dash of humor.

“This I know to be true about …Men: They get on my damn nerves. I know that to be true. Lol” - Adriene

This I know to be true about Relationships:

Healthy relationships are great for the soul. Any person you build a deeper connection with qualifies to me as a relationship. Strong healthy relationships are necessary to navigate your way through life. Relationships are more than romantic ones, but they are the human connections between friends, family, or colleagues – essentially, they are every healthy human connection you hold valuable. I work hard in life to maintain successful substantial relationships with those I deem worthy.

This I know to be true about Money:

Money does not equal happiness. However, when you have a good understanding of what money can do for you, it can alleviate some stress in your life. My golden rule: I work too damn hard for my money, not to pay myself before PNC, BGE, AT&T, Geico, etc. Even if you cannot save much, start with $20 a paycheck and work your way up! :-)

This I know to be true about Friendships:

They are AMAZING! Friendships mean the world to me. Over the past 26 (almost 27) years, I have developed an amazing circle of friends. I am not talking about acquaintances, those are nice to have, but I mean true ride or die friends which are absolutely necessary. “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant." Socrates

This I know to be true about Family:

Coming from a small family, I value every moment I spend with my family. Family is the pureness of unconditional love. With only four people in my immediate family now, the bond is only getting stronger. If no one else on the planet is honest with you about your actions, it should be your family.

This I know to be true about My Self:

I always follow my intuition and my gut feeling. I firmly believe that you are the only person who knows what is best for you. I trust that inner feeling when intuition speaks to me. I listen carefully and chart my next path, adventure, or decision accordingly. My internal compass has not yet steered me wrong, because every situation is primed with a valuable lesson needed in that very moment. I am self aware enough to understand that the person that I am will influence the lives of those with whom I have developed relationships. What I put into the world will be exactly what I will get back from the world. Therefore, I have made the choice to put as much positive energy into the world as I can.

Click here to read Part I of the Find Your Truth series.


We hope Adriene’s insight has inspired you to share your truths with us as well. Feel free to discuss in the comments section, or to email us at with the subject “My Truth” and let us know that you would like to be featured.


WomenAreGamechangers said...

Ok Adriene's quote is funny and relatable to me. I also agree whole-heartedly that true friends you must cherish. Loving this series.

GG said...

I love that quote too!!! I love seeing the parallels between my own experiences and what our features are saying.

Jess said...

I've been thinking about this for a few days now. I love the concept--always inspiring us to dig deeper :-)

Love Adriene's truths.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this series. Keep it coming!!!!!!!!!!

Kim Jackson said...

@ Jess - Exactly: the work, the growth--we're never really finished with them, are we?

@ Anon - Thank you and will do!

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