April 3, 2013

5 words.

blouse, pants, shoes: thrifted

A couple weeks ago, I attended a women's conference titled "Time Out for Women." My heart become full with the spirit and all that the gospel has to offer me. Have you ever heard of Hilary Weeks? She is an amazing singer and such an inspiration. She sang/spoke at the conference and I'd like to share a little bit of my thoughts with you.

I've struggled with confidence in myself for... well, forever. I have an extremely hard time thinking that I am enough. That I have the abilities to reach what I want the most. That I'm beautiful no matter what I look like. Hilary talked about this. She said that us women think at least 300 negative thoughts about ourselves (or even others) each week. 300! 300 negative thoughts consume our minds each and every week. For some of us, maybe even more. 

I look at others with their seem to be perfect lives, perfect faces, perfect skills that I just want. I want to be something that I'm not. I long for a life that isn't my own sometimes. But after Hilary spoke, it changed me. I am enough. I am a daughter of the utmost high. I married my best friend. I'm getting my degree. I have a good hair day every now and then. I love the way I dress.

If we can change those 300 negative thoughts to positive, just think of the change our lives will have. Hilary then told us that every time she is feeling negative about herself, she has five words to boost herself back up to believe in herself once again. I decided to take this theory and practice it in my own life.The five words can be words that you want to be, what you are striving to be, or how you feel about yourself. The five words can be whatever you want as long as they are positive.  

My five words: I am creative, honest, beautiful, strong, and needed. 

What are your five words?


  1. I love this so much because I definitely struggle with the same thing.
    My five words will be... I am beautiful, capable, worthy, strong, and enough.

  2. That outfit is great, as usual. Also, I love your hair parted that way. haha I think you always have a good hair day.

    I am....resilient, faithful, sincere, level-headed and considerate.

  3. Katherine you are amazing!! i look up to you so much, and get sad when you don't post as often haha but i understand you're a busy lady. You are beautiful and funny and so kind, never ever forget who you are!! :)


  4. This was exactly what I needed to hear today! Thank you for this wisdom. So often I can only focus on the ways I'm inadequate and this reminded me that I'm quite the opposite! My five words: Creative, Intelligent, Beautiful, Talented, and Encouraging.


  5. Amen! What a great idea~
    I am: artistic, stylish, optimistic (I think!), loved, and an awesome dancer.

  6. I am so glad that you felt a change after the conference!! I struggled with self esteem issues here & there (like we all do) but in 2011 before the RS Broadcast- literally, the night before I was just over the self esteem issues. OVER IT!!! It was clear to me that Satan was using those issues as a way to keep me from reaching my full potential. At the RS Broadcast President Uchtdorf's talk solidified for me that I made the right choice.

    It was such a freeing experience and sounds like your realizations after the conference were freeing as well.


    p.s- I am: loved, happy (most of the time), strong, thoughtful, and wanted.

  7. 5 words, thats such a great idea. you are awesome!

  8. Thank you for sharing this! Love your outfit and love your words of encouragement!! I'm a believer in Christ and agree that He is what fulfills us and makes us complete and whole!

    My 5 words are: creative, compassionate, logical, aware, confident


  9. Unf! SO good, I love reading about others' sort of.... realizations of worth? That's not to say we dont all stumble but it's the realization that a simple change in your way of thinking can change our LIVES.

    My words are: kind, creative, hardworking, inquisitive, open-minded.


  10. Just found your blog love this outfit. I'm an avid thrifter and I'm always amused at how other thrifters put outfits together. Oh!! yeah and may God continue to bless u :)