I am SO happy today is self-care Saturday. I was supposed to be off on an antiquing adventure with one of my best clients. Talk about SELF-CARE for me! Immersing myself in gorgeous things all day long that are unique and full of character…AHHHH!
My client and I have been planning this for almost a month now and little things (family obligations, Life, the flu) keep getting in our way. So today is NOT the day it will be happening, but I feel confident it will happen soon and it is going to be fabulous! I’ll let you know so you can follow me on Instagram and Vine to see what antiques and treasures we find when we actually do get our buns in the flea markets. What fun, right?
But thinking of all those treasures we are going to discover got me thinking of this…
Lately many people have been asking me “Are you just interested in being a motivational speaker now, instead of a designer?” Ugh! Even my own grandmother asked this question.
I find it funny that people NEED us to be LABELED to be able to accept us. They can’t just see our gifts and treasures as a part of the many facets of our personalities. It becomes an either/or situation. Tobi is EITHER a motivational speaker OR a designer. Because in people’s minds, I couldn’t possibly have room in my heart to love both. And certainly I can’t bring them TOGETHER to influence and inspire others. I must CHOOSE.
Well I am here to tell you I am both! And I REFUSE to CHOOSE! I pride myself on being Undefinable! And maybe more accurately Design is what I DO and inspiring and motivating others is really deeper for me. It’s part of who I AM. They co-exist. They always will. They are not mutually exclusive. They are two peas in a pod. They are like bees and honey. They are like peanut butter and jelly. They are like Chanel and black and white!
Both design and spirituality (or motivation, or inspiration if you prefer) are treasures to me. They are gifts. But they don’t need to be labeled to be a part of me. They don’t define me. They just enhance me and fulfill me. They make me happy. And if I can use each of these gifts or TREASURES as a way to impact and influence other people in a positive and loving way, then I must. It is my duty. My obligation. My purpose.
So, today, on this Self-care Saturday…Love yourself in a way you have never done before. With no labels. No expectations. No Choosing. Be open. Embrace all your treasures and gifts even if others don’t understand it. Be authentically you. And love yourself more because of it.