Every New Year it’s the same thing. We’re made to believe as soon as the clock strikes 12:01am, we’re instantly a new and improved version of ourselves! And while becoming the BEST version of you IS possible (especially when surrounded by an inspiring, empowering COMMUNITY), it takes hard work and an even better mindset!
GIRL it’s taken me YEARS to develop a routine that REALLY gets me going in the “right” direction daily. But because I believe in empowering YOU with resources to live YOUR dream, I’m excited to share my 3 quick tips to kickstarting your day!
It’s February! And let’s be real…you likely either love or hate the “month of love”.
To be honest with you, over the years I’ve spent a lot of time digging deep into this one. Because as someone who struggles around the Christmas holiday season, I find it important to empathize with and support those who see holiday months as a challenge rather than a celebration. And through my “research” I’ve found one MAJOR commonality which leads me to ask…
Do those who dislike the month of love struggle to like themselves?
OKAY I know that sounds harsh, but before you stop reading PLEASE hear me out!
Think about it…a lot of people who dislike February struggle because of feeling incomplete or less than on Valentine’s Day. They battle feelings of loneliness and begin to believe the lie that they don’t measure up and are unworthy of love. And in return of feeling unloved, they fall of out love with themselves. And where love doesn’t live…hate does. But GIRL whether you love or hate February (and for whatever reason you love or hate it), I’m here to remind you:
YOU ARE COMPLETE. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. YOU DO MEASURE UP. YOU ARE WORTHY.
YOU. ARE. LOVED.
And GIRL, YOU deserve to love YOU!
To give you the resources YOU need to celebrate YOU, Ditch the Clique is hosting a FREE virtual Galentine’s Day event in partnership with Figleaves this Saturday February 13th at 11am EST! And to give you a glimpse into the body positive, connective conversation we’ll be having at Saturday’s event, we teamed up with Figleaves to create a photo shoot overflowing with selflove and REAL bodies!
GIRL if YOU are ready to celebrate YOU and YOUR body with a community of inspiring and empowering women this Galetine’s Day, RSVP to our FREE virtual event HERE! You’ll leave with resources empowering you to love the skin you’re in AND with an exclusive Galentine Goodie Bag too! I promise, you will never regret celebrating YOU!
OH & sending a special thank you to our friends at Figleaves for sponsoring this event and photoshoot! I and ALL the ladies at Ditch the Clique always feel our most confident in our favorite Figleaves items! There’s just something about wearing a bra that’s for EVERYBODY!
And GIRL, if you want MORE of THIS(this being a community of women inspiring and empowering you RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE while you go after your DREAM life), join Ditch the Clique COMMUNITY today!
who is Rachel?
Rachel K. Grim is the Brooklyn New York based blogger, speaker, and empowerHER behind the event series and online community Ditch the Clique. In 2019 Rachel launched Ditch the Clique to empower REAL women of all ages, races, sizes, and careers with goal-getting resources to live the life they dream! When she’s not scheming new ways to grow the Ditch the Clique COMMUNITY, Rachel can be found eating and shopping her way through New York City, traveling abroad, or watching binge-worthy reality television (with a glass of prosecco in hand, of course)!
But with great resilience in very difficult times, Austen capitalized on her own strengths, and now works as a blogger, Youtuber, and beauty content director for Jumprope – an app for women who create content around beauty, fashion, fitness, and beyond.
If I’m REALLY honest, December is a tough one for me…
As always, I’ll be real with you and admit that apart from my birthday (bless Sagittarius season), I practically dread December. I know that sounds SO Grinchy (I love the Grinch, so I’m really okay if you call me that), but I simply do not resonate with the holiday hype. For years I’ve attributed this to the past circumstances of my life; whether it be family stresses, living situations, working long retail hours, finances…the list goes on. And with this Grinchy perspective it’s clear I take even greater notice to the societal obsession of unrealistic expectations that truly have nothing to do with Christmas at all.
Oh and for the record, I know my perspective on the holiday’s is not for everyone, but I also know it is for someone.
And if that is you, I’m really excited you’re here…