Day 1 // 31 Days Freed from Expectations

31-Days-Sidebar-Button.650X217 At some point in each of our lives we realized something that would be forever hard to forget.

We started to look at ourselves in the mirror and see only flaws. We started to analyze the width of our eyes, the shape of our face, the height of our cheekbones, our lips, hips, legs; each and every part of ourselves we were looking for flaws.

We fed ourselves images of women who were the perfect shape, had the perfect skin, and were perfectly dressed.

We tried the newest fad diets, the latest exercise craze, and when all else failed we tried to cover our ‘flaws’ with new clothes and make-up.

But what if we all had it wrong? What if we all were holding ourselves to impossible expectations? What might it mean for you and for me to look at ourselves in the mirror and see only beautiful women; not only on the outside, but also on the inside?

Sure society certainly places expectations on us, but we ourselves are often the culprits of some of the ugliest expectations.

This is Day 1 of 31 Days Freed from Expectations. Will you join along in freeing yourself  from the expectations of womanhood? And if you're curious, you can follow along with the other 31-Day Writers.


You can browse below for all the posts in my series as they appear throughout the month of October.

Day 1 - Freed from Expectations

Day 2 - My High School Expectations

Day 3 - The College Years

Day 4 - Today

Day 5 - Together We Have Power

Day 6 - Confident of This

Day 7 - What are the Expectations?

Day 8 - A New Battle Tactic

Day 9 - Peeling Away the Layers

Day 10 - Beautiful Things

Day 11 - that little thing called Community 

Day 12 - A Word from Tina Fey

Day 13 - Ephesians 6:10

Day 14 - Gratitude

Day 15 - two years later

Day 16 - What is True?

Day 17 - What is Real

Day 18 - Moving Forward

Day 19 - Feeling Free

Day 20 - for your Sunday

Day 21 - the "How"

Day 22 - Choosing Joy

Day 23 - A Joy that Will Not Fade

Day 24 - Tending to the Garden

Day 25 - Eyes Wide Open

Day 26 - Reading + Viewing

Day 27 - Let Us Run with Endurance

Day 28 - Let's Celebrate

Day 29 - the Body

Day 30 - there's no neatly tied package at the finish line

Day 31 - Beauty in 31 Days