…to create a blog mission statement that is! I’ve been thinking about this concept ever since I read Tina’s post about her own blog’s mission statement a week or so ago. Basically, a blog mission statement is about what your blog stands for.
Over the past week, I’ve been thinking about how I want to articulate my mission statement. Over the weekend, I read through some of my old posts and came across one I wrote in February titled “Why myinnershakti.” Lo and behold, without even knowing it, I had written a perfect (kind of long) mission statement that still stands true today.
I want to share most of that post again not because I think y’all want to read about my blog’s mission statement (and I know you do ) but because I think that post nicely sums up what I believe to be my life’s truth…
“It’s what’s on the inside that counts.”
Myinnershakti (my inner strength) represents something very powerful to me. It signifies the importance of having a strong, loving relationship with yourself. This is not an easy feat…trust me! Up until now, I defined myself not by my own character and strengths, but by how I perceived myself to be as a daughter, sister, girlfriend, friend, employee, etc. I thought that if I could always be the best [insert relationship], I would be happy. However, the more I tried to be the best Parita for everyone else, the less fulfilled I felt on the inside, in my gut. Slowly, I started to realize that the relationship I really needed to work on was the one I have with myself. Don’t get me wrong, I still strive to be a good daughter, sister, girlfriend, etc. I love my family and friends! BUT, lately my efforts have revolved around figuring out what things give me myinnershakti and pursuing those.
To me, myinnershakti is about…
…loving yourself and being your own number one fan
…giving yourself a break for not being perfect, as we are all a work in progress
…accepting that life is not always going to go according to plan, but that it has a way of working out
…eliminating negative self-talk from your life and injecting positive thoughts, emotions, etc. because you deserve it
…taking care of yourself, eating nutritious foods, and using your body to accomplish great things – not to lose weight, impress others, etc. but to be strong (mind, body, and soul approach)
…laughing until your stomach hurts, spending time with those who mean the world to you, and never having any regrets
This list is not all-encompassing because myinnershakti can mean different things to different people. We are all unique individuals with unique views, passions, and ideas. The one thing that we should all remember is to not stop ourselves from being happy and doing the things that enable us to build strong relationships with ourselves…life is too short. My hope is that this blog will inspire people to find the little things that make them happy and give them their innershakti and help them always remember that…
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matter compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you had to name your life’s truth, what would it be?
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Wow, Parita, well done! I love the idea of having a blog mission statement, but I am struggling to find a balance between authentic, not-too-personal, and inspiring. Hmmm…
I love all of that, and I love how you call it a “life’s truth”. I’m not sure what that means to me right now, but I’m thinking about it. Hopefully I will blog about this too soon.
“eliminating negative self-talk from your life and injecting positive thoughts, emotions, etc. because you deserve it” —> I think this one is my favorite. This is my main goal right now. I have been really working on it tonight. My mind is a never-ending tape of negative self-talk but I believe this is really something you can improve! Love your blog, so glad I found it recently.
I’ve found that I’m getting better at ignoring any negative self-talk that creeps in my mind, but it’s hard work. Like I said, I really do think we’re all works in progress… 🙂
And thank you for reading! I really appreciate your support!!!
Awesome post! I love your mission – particularly this statement:
“…laughing until your stomach hurts, spending time with those who mean the world to you, and never having any regrets”
Is there any other way to live!?!
Love this post- very powerful and inspiring! The reason I keep coming to read your posts is because they always leave me with a smile- you exude a great energy, P!
I feel the same way about your blog! 🙂 Thank you!
couldn’t agree more with Shanna! that’s exactly what i’m struggling with and working on myself: respecting and loving myself instead of trying to be “good enough” for everyone else. easier said than done, but not impossible.
You’re right…it’s a balance. I’m positive you’ll find it though! One day at a time…
This is a gorgeous, profound, and thoughtful post. I love how you had your “mission statement” already done before you even realized it. And it’s such a good one too – I love how you describe inner strength.
Thank you so much! You are truly an inspiration. I really hope we can meet up one of these days when I’m back in Atlanta.
I was so proud of you from the moment i saw you for very first time,and you have always made me more and more proud without failing. I must have done something so right that I have twice that proud moments and they will only grow more and more. Love you 🙂
I get it from my momma!!! I love you too. 🙂
Love this post, very inspiring. Eliminating negative self talk is hard but so worth the effort! Getting there slowly! 🙂 And giving myself a break for not being perfect. Perfection is such a silly thing to aim for, after all isn’t the beauty in the imperfections?! 🙂
Thank you so much! Eliminating negative self talk is probably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. But you’re right – it’s worth the effort! And I like what you said – “the beauty is in the imperfections” – very well said!