Hello and welcome to my blog. I hate the word blog by the way – which is why I am going to call my blog “My Truth”. So that is what I am going to be sharing with you over the times to come… My Truths.
One of the key things that I have had to come to terms with recently is that I am actually my own brand. That’s the truth of it (that word again already!)
I’m not being big headed when I say this – far from it – I actually feel uncomfortable saying it, because I – like you I’m sure -have that inbuilt belief that blowing my own trumpet or “bigging myself up” in today’s language, is not ‘a good thing’ to do. But the fact is that my business is called Angela Knight Lingerie and the whole ethos of the business and the identity and character or personality of the business – which is after all the essence of any brand – fundamentally all comes from me; my beliefs and my vision of what I want my business to be and what I want to achieve through Angela Knight Lingerie (I know exactly what I want to do with my business – and it probably isn’t what you expect! I will write more on this later no doubt. You’ll have to keep following “My Truth” to see what I mean!)
So my point here is simply this, I cannot be something that I am not, nor will I any longer allow myself to be something that I don’t want to be. If I am not true to myself then I am true to nothing.
“Above all else be true to yourself” … hold onto this phrase because it’s crucial. I had to endure a long and often painful journey lasting many years before I really understood the power and value to me and my spirit, encapsulated in that one short little sentence. Its blinding simplicity and pure honesty has allowed me to free myself and now drives me to help other women (and as result to help their men) to free themselves and to give and also receive love – unconditionally.
I believe that when we are born we are all of us born free but sadly that state doesn’t last long and we are just too new to this world even to appreciate it. But I also believe that in that short space of time, while we live briefly free from the negativity that will later envelope us, we do develop a deep instinct that this is the way to live our lives, if our spirits are to be free allowing us to become all that we were meant to be. As we travel through life, somewhere deep within us remains a yearning to get back to that state – when we were free from all negativity.
When I talk about negativity I mean the baggage that is heaped on us by the society we live in, the expectations that exist all around us, the need to conform to a perceived way of looking, acting, behaving, responding, loving – everything!
We are continually placed into boxes by society all through our lives – we are continually judged by society and worse, we judge ourselves – even more harshly – based on the expectations that surround us and that are shaped by the society in which we exist. Do you know what the real kicker here is? It is that it’s our society, we created it and we continue to perpetuate it and reshape it – in reality we imprison ourselves within it! We lock ourselves into trying to conform to the ideal and chastise ourselves constantly for failing to live up to it. And guess what – for us women it is so much worse because there just seems to be so much more that we can’t live up to!)
I’m too fat, I’m too short, I look ugly, my boobs are too small, too big, the wrong shape. It’s bad enough when you are saying this to yourself – but it’s truly heart-breaking when you hear it from your own child. You know in your heart the pain that they are going to inflict on themselves – consciously or sub-consciously – with the negativity that has been imposed on them and you hope beyond hope that they will be able to find someone in their life – apart from you – who will love them for who they are and who will reflect that love back onto them – unconditionally.
And so I come to real point of this piece of writing – My Truth. I have been on a long and learning journey – been places – physically and spiritually – that I don’t want to re-visit, but that journey enabled me to discover my truth. It taught me that I can be that I must be true to myself. I am who I am. I am not someone else’s short falling creation. I am not a less than perfect representation of mine and other people expectations. I am me!
I am who I was meant to be and I love myself – unconditionally!
And so this is what Angela Knight fundamentally is all about and therefore this is the essence of my brand Angela Knight Lingerie. I want to write and express myself – my true self – and if this means that some people don’t agree with what I write, or think that I am seriously misguided or I have ulterior motives or I am attention seeking or a raging aging hippie or a witch or any other way they choose to judge me, then I have to accept that, because I will hold to my truth – I will be true to myself.
I want to say this because this is what I will guarantee to you – I will never judge you. As a fellow spirit on earth at this time I will love you for you – unconditionally. Understanding my truth has taught me this. I truly want to help you to feel comfortable in your own skin. Once you are, then you are reaching your own truth and I know you will see real love, true love reflected back at you.
This is what drives me in what I do – I am not selling lingerie or fitting bras. It is so much more to me than that.
Please don’t be afraid to come and look at my vast range of beautiful Bridal Underwear and my designer lingerie or if you feel strongly about what I have written here – please leave a comment or e-mail me if you want.