A Day I Discovered My Worth

For years, I believed that other people were “the authority”, and I was always wrong. I somehow managed to apply this theory to all people, from children to grumpy old men or politicians to teachers. If someone spoke with authority, I gave it to them.

Eventually I learned that giving authority to people caused me more problems than my 20-year-old car.

Today I’m sharing a short story about a day when I realized my worth, as a guest post for my friend, Jermaine Lane. In celebration of Women’s History Month, he’s hosting a month of posts written by women. I’m thankful to Jermaine for encouraging me to share this story, and I hope you enjoy it.

Click here to read about a day I discovered my worth.



  1. Thanks so much for sharing. I love your statement, "If I don’t know my value, I’ll expect other people to determine my worth when that decision isn’t theirs to make. " This is something I'm going to continue to focus on and keep with my favorite quotes. Thank you!

    • kylajoyful

      Thank, Sarah. That's something I've slowly begun to understand. I've said it a few times and the listener responds poorly at first, because it sounds a little cocky to say, "I'm awesome!". Yet when I follow that up with, "I can't expect someone else to determine my worth", the other person responds with appreciation. I'm glad you resonate well with it. 🙂

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