Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Find Your Truth" Series - Part III

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 third post of the series, Shivawn shares with us just how her truths have matured as she has grown.

"My flaws and imperfections are what make me relatable to other women.” – Shivawn

My Truth and 2 cents on Friendships:

As a teenager I thought the friends I had then would be forever. This isn’t always the case in life. As you grow as an individual your friends should grow also. If they don’t its okay to cherish the good times and to move on. Sometimes we hold on too tight to familiar comfy friendships and we end up missing out on the friend we need for that moment of our life. Your friends should be a reflection of whom you are and where you are going….

My 5 cents and truth on Money:

Your credit score is so much more important than your Social Security Number. It reflects your discipline in life and tells a story of how you treat your money. Money will motivate you to keep up with the Joneses, to stay after work late everyday and it will control you if you’re not careful. I recognize now to respect money but also to have my money work for me and not the other way around. An excessive amount of money doesn’t change you it just magnifies the person that was always there!

The TRUTH on Myself:

I used to believe that I had to be perfect and please everyone else. Now the truth is my Mess is what makes my Message so powerful. My flaws and imperfections are what make me relatable to other women. I am ever evolving and growing into who I am supposed to be. And now I realize that I must be pleased with myself first and worry about the rest later!

My Truth on Relationships:

I used to believe that relationships consisted of a white picket fence, 2 kids, a dog and a nice house. Now I realize relationships are about you being selfless but not losing yourself. Work, but not that 9 to 5 type of ‘I dread it’ work. But let’s work and communicate because we have a love and appreciation for one another. Relationships should complement each individual and add value to their lives. I believe that a relationship should always be taking you somewhere and if it’s not then you are in trouble!

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Click the links below to read Parts I and II of the Find Your Truth series.
We hope Shivawn’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...

I love her saying My Mess is what makes my Message so powerful. Yes. Everyone has a story to tell.

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