The BE Project – In a world where you can be anything…. What will you be?
Meet Nikki – her word for the 2023 BE Project is Confident
What word did you choose and why?
I have been working on myself externally and I’m learning that you are never 100% fulfilled until you dig deep and work on the inside. Through this journey my faith has really grown and I feel as though He is telling me, “you have to turn to me more for that happiness, it won’t come from anything externally.”
I think that we often look to our spouse, what our kids have accomplished, what we have accomplished and we just keep looking for more, when is enough enough? This year, to be more confident and happy, I need to lean more into my faith.
I look back to the person I was in high school, and while i’m not proud of it, i was one of the mean girls. Today, I’m proud to say I am a much different person and I often wonder if that girl struggled with confidence and caused some of those behaviors. For me, I learned that no one can bring me true happiness besides myself and my God.
Mentally, for Nikki to be the best version of myself, she needs to get in the gym and give herself a physical release. The days i’m not there, my mind isn’t as strong.
If you could talk to a younger version of yourself, what would you say to her?
I would tell her that alcohol isn’t the path for you. Don’t cave into peer pressure. Be nicer to other people and myself.