#SHE 31: The Woman Within

I am not going to lie, there are a lot of things that make me question whether or not I am truly a virtuous woman. I used to always live by expectations that people place upon me based on this verse, Proverbs 31, or any other scale that they have ready to rate me on. Sometimes people place expectations on you that you never intended to be placed upon you. And other times you place expectations on yourself that were never meant to be placed. In actuality you are human, and because you will not always meet EVERY ONE of those expectations. It just won’t happen. And guess what, that is okay.

Am I really virtuous or is it an illusion?

This is the question that I prelude with today for myself and this is a question that I ask you tomorrow after you seek yourself a little bit and further more.


Sometimes we place unfair judgement on ourselves and others when we read or think about the Proverbs 31 woman. She is someone that many of us admire and want to mirror but let’s be honest, you won’t get it right every day. There will be days that you don’t cook and there will be days that you won’t always do good. However, nonetheless, no matter how short you may fall to this woman, you are still a virtuous woman. Whether you realize it or not. You were born as a virtuous child but were tainted by the lackluster world that we live in. Let’s not let the world, people and situations dim the very woman that you are. Some of us have to close some doors in our lives and unlock others in order to really realize our virtue that is deep down inside. And many of us have to stop listening to what he said or she said in order to see our virtue.

Could it be true that sometimes we allow other’s judgement or even the judgement of ourselves to blur the truth of our being and existence? That maybe, if we were not so hard on ourselves in passing judgement from one day to the next that maybe we can see who we really are.

There is more to you. You don’t need people to tell you that. You don’t need validation from a person, cars, school or anything in this world. You must know what you hold within. You must know the woman within.

XOXO, Ericka Warnita

Let’s talk about it and FLOURISH:

  1. What is virtue in your own definition?

  2. What have you allowed to convince you that you are not virtuous?

  3. How has this post helped you see the woman within you?

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