I got my IUD yesterday. It was not a life-changing experience by any means (excluding knowing a different kind of pain that comes with having a wire pushed into your uterus), but as a way to remember when to have it taken out, I'd like to commemorate it. This is also following a big change in my life (moving + grad school + etc), so this will materialize as an annual personal statement.
Writing a personal mission statement is empowering. It allows you to have control of who you want to be and who you currently are. Picking words that create your core values is apart of this too.I have five - ten words that I know are who I am. This is a great habit to form, you can update it as you grow and change, I try to do at least one a year. Words are incredibly powerful and what words you speak/write over you have an incredible effect on your cells. This video shows the effects of intention, emotion and spoken word have over us on a cellular level. It’s one of my favorites, especially when I need a reminder to be kinder to myself.
I'm 23 years old, and I'm secure in my personhood. My non-negotiables are never negotiable, and if I don't have to struggle, I'm not going to. By the first anniversary of my IUD, I will be ten pounds lighter, have my Portuguese grammar on lock, will have taken my anti-depressants consistently, and be hydrated an entire year. I will be surrounded by the things I love, and will not be too concerned with looking like I don't know everything, because I don't know everything. I will leave my apartment everyday, and communicate with my father 365/year. My rewards are Sailor Moon merchandise. Swimming, tortas, bright colors, and laughter will be in my future. Success is my future.