COVID_19, Self-confidence and Pipi Longstocking
Covid_19 has changed everything for me. In one way it has thrown me into a temporary paralysis and at times a downwards spiral; on the other hand it has ignited my imagination and inspired my worldview. I've come to realize just how powerful our minds and our mindsets are! It's all we have control over as we shelter-in-place full of uncertainty.
Is quarantine life making me feel anxious, scared, angry, and sad? Yes, 100% but it's also making me feel hopeful, adventurous and open. I have a newfound hope for our earth, Mother Nature and for humanity, and that's the feeling that I'm choosing to hold on to!
As I’m coincidently also in the process of rebranding my business during this surreal time, I've drawn inspiration from my favorite childhood character – Pipi Longstocking. Maybe you know her? If you grew up in Scandinavia she most certainly would have informed your childhood. You either hated her or loved her or you either identified with her or you were a little scared of her. I loved her. I identified with Pipi. Her adventurous spirit, her standing up for the weaker kids, challenging authority and challenging convention – after all her father was a captain of a pirate ship! Mostly I loved that she loved herself with all of her imperfections. Her enthusiasm for life was infectious! It helped me push boundaries and to believe in myself. My favorite Pipi quote is:
“I haven’t tried that before so I’m probably really good at it.”