Describe Yourself In Three Words/Expressions

Maya Angelou most inspires me, and one of my favorite quotes from her is ” Love is many things, it’s varied, one thing it is not and can never be is unsure.” I put my spin on it: A woman can be many things, we’re varied, one thing we’re not, and can never be, is easily defined.

Although not easy, if I had to describe myself using only a few words or expressions I’d say

1. “No”

I built walls up all around to protect myself. I’m no stranger to heartbreak or disappointment; “No” is a popular word among my vocabulary as a result. I’ve been accused of being selfish and mean because of how harsh I can be because my whole life I’ve been so sweet I could rot your teeth. Honestly, I’d rather be ‘selfish and mean’ than a doormat. No more negativity. No more accepting the bare minimum. No more lowing standards. No no no. It takes skill to say It and mean it though.

2. Friend

Once you start to understand what it really means to be a friend to yourself you’ll learn how to then be supportive and love others. In the past two years, I’ve learned what being a friend really means. I am continuously learning ways to put myself first and in that, I am my greatest friend. I recognize that I love hard, without condition, and support the people in my life without any strings attached. I don’t expect anything in return. I am able to recognize who is deserving and who isn’t. Friendship skills on fleek.

3. Spiritual

I am a spiritual person made up of hope and greatness. Deep down I have this feeling of greatness and great things to come although I’m not sure exactly what it is. I’m waking in faith and following my dreams no matter how long it takes. I believe in myself, my hopes and dreams, and passionate about helping others. My relationship with God was on the rocks but inside of me that I know I haven’t created all of these blessings by myself; it’s a spiritual thing. God shows me favor every day. My spirit is unique; it’s different and you know that when you meet me and really get to know me.

I listed a few of my greatest attributes as they have huge impacts on how and why I operate the way I do.

Watch a video of Maya Angelou on Oprah’s Super Soul Conversation as she drops gems on self-love, being a friend, and learning to say “No.”

Lesson #1

“In order to get a friend you have to be a friend, be ready to be a friend”

Lesson #2

“There’s a place in you that you must keep inviolate, you must keep it pristine, clean, so that no one has the right to curse you or treat you badly…that may be the place you go to meet God.”

Lesson #3

“Say no when it’s no. Say so.”