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I made February my month of self-improvement. And I let everyone know about it. I was somewhat obnoxious about how excited I was to make February “my” month. Aside from February being my birth month, for whatever reason, I elected it to be the month I started really taking care of myself physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Gosh, I am so glad I did.

I was (and I guess still am) in an interesting season of my life where I’m really jacked about letting go of things that hinder me from being happy. Draining relationships, mundane schedules, things I can’t control. I decided it was time to let them stop having power over me.

It was one of the best decisions I ever made. I am such a fan of the whole “love yourself” mantra going around because it makes sense: how can we best love other people if we can’t even love ourselves first? Before some small changes, I felt like my life was a tea bag stuck soaking in hot water instead of an exciting bottle of bubbly.

This little saying above is cute, but I think it applies to so much. Toxic friendships, disappointing business meetings, clients who let you down, and times when you are getting in your own way in the workplace (ever heard of burning out, anyone?). They all hurt. But we #GirlBosses can choose to let those disappointing experiences pull us back or launch us forward.

So pop the cork, #GirlBosses. It’s time to choose a life of champagne. (But hey, I’m always down for some hot tea at The Village Grind.)