The last few months have been the most difficult ones for me. Without divulging too much of my personal life, I can say that life has really been upended for me and my family.
These past few months have shown me that I am stronger then I thought I ever was, I am more confident then I ever have been. I have had to shine through these days and keep moving forward.
It's not easy. Things never really are. I have had to look at my life, and where I want to go l, and what path I need to take next...and that is not so easy.
When this opportunity arose, as a P&G mom, to share what makes me #ShineStrong, I knew I had to be a part of it.
I had so many words go through my head: confidence, independence, strength, speaking up, not hiding anymore, trusting myself, not second guessing everything. I could go on and on.
This journey that I have been on, that my family has been on, has been rough at times but it has made us stronger. It has made me a stronger woman, a stronger mom, a stronger friend. It has strengthened the relationships I have with my kids.
We are always moving forward. This past weekend, we finally moved into a place of our own. We were technically homeless. My best friend took me and my kids into her place. 2 single moms and 8-9 kids. It was just supposed to be for a short time, it ended up being 6 months.
I couldn't have asked for a better friend.
When our new home finally came to us, I celebrated. I knew that it was the right place, the right landlord, the right location and time. It is perfect. It is mine. I am doing this on my own!
Can you hear me roar? :)
I have been able to get out of debt and stay there. I have been able to get a permanent contract at a job I love. I have been able to example to my daughters what it means to be strong and what it means to know their value and their worth.
Women need to cut themselves some slack, they need to know that they can be independent and not always have to be in a co-dependant relationship!
We are women and we are strong!
This is a video that my bff and our kids made to share with everyone about what makes us #ShineStrong
I'm having a Pantene bundle giveaway on my blog. It is going to just be a quick one as I am away camping next week.
To enter is easy. Just tell me in the comments what strong means to you!
I will pick 3 winners on Friday night, but I have to hear back from you by Saturday night.
Bonus Entry Tweet what strong means to you using #ShineStrong ! Comment your tweet link
Disclosure: I am a #pgmom . I have received product related to this giveaway, all opinions are my own.
By entering the following contest you are accepting that if you win your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize. Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.
This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom/#mamanPG program. However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway. If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be from within Canada.