Black and white palette this week – Monday:
My yoga teacher, Wataya Roberson, said some thought-provoking words today. She’s wonderful, really. Always full of encouragement and tells us constantly that we’re marvelous, glorious, and should sparkle our beautiful faces and shine our hearts out to the world. I know, maybe a little woo-woo, but sometimes it’s exactly what I need to hear.
Today, what she said to me wasn’t even part of our practice, but I’ve been thinking about it since.
I was sitting on the mat and one of the other girls in class said to me,
Rachel: “You were awesome in Tax today!” [about my cold call that I aced this morning]
Me: “Oh, well I went to office hours yesterday and asked Professor Field a couple of questions about the material she covered today. I think she called on me because she knew I knew the answer.”
Wataya: “Say ‘Thank you!’ No explanations or excuses, own it.”
She is so right.
Continuing the color scheme – Tuesday:
While we were doing handstands against the wall, my partner said,
“I love your white nails.”
Me: “I did those last night instead of reading for CivPro.”
Why was my first reaction to deflect the compliment? I feel like so many women are like this. I should’ve just said “Thank you so much.”
I’m going to work on this.
And all of you out there, you are amazing. You are lovely. You are exactly where you need to be.