Oh yes, I am going there. I have been accused many of times of being a diva, believe it or not…. and I am not ashamed, believe me you.
But when I think of “diva”, I generally think of it as a negative word. Because in my mind it means that the person you are calling a “diva” is picky, demanding, selfish, and just all around hard to be with. But I would like to change the perspective on the word, and make it more uplifting and empowering (because I really hope that people do not think that I am any of the things I just described.)
What if diva meant knowing what you want and not settling for anything less? In terms of fashion, it is knowing the style you want to pursue and not giving up on it until you find the perfect combination. In terms of food, setting standards for yourself and not settling for anything less. Like (this is an example, not an actual practice) cutting out gluten and not settling for anything with gluten, but instead putting in research and looking for what you need to do pursue a gf (gluten free) diet. In terms of spirituality, maybe being a “diva” means becoming self-disciplined in pursuing righteousness (#cliche) or being determined in having set devotional times. I do not think it is a bad thing at all to know what you want, but I definitely think the worst thing you can do is settle for something less than what you know you are capable of. Bottom line. If this is how we view being a diva, I will gladly rock the title. So if you know what you want, channel your inner Beyonce diva self and go get it.
use #etcdiva this week as you go out and post about how you worked your inner diva