UNDERESTIMATE ME, THAT’LL BE FUN - Silver Clasp Bangle
I wasn’t really supposed to amount to anything. At least in the eyes of the people who supposedly ‘knew me best’.
As a kid, I got labelled early on as ‘the difficult child’. You know - the ones won’t just shut up and follow the rules. I was too outspoken. Too loud. I questioned authority. And as I moved into my teenage years, I was way too rebellious and uncontrollable.
I had ‘the bad kid’ label slapped onto me, and I was never expected to do much with my life. Apparently my mother said I was the child ‘most likely to end up jail’. (Thanks for all the support mum. Lol.)
It took me a long time to realise that they were wrong. And even longer to realise that I was capable of far more than I’d ever been told that I was. There is no one in the world that knows how strong you are - no one but you.
But yet, there are people in the world who believe they do.
They think they know your limits.
They think they know exactly what you can and can’t do.
Sometimes they’ll wrap their beliefs up in those little passive-aggressive digs.
“Maybe this is too much for you…”
“Are you sure you’re up for this?”
“Why can’t you just be like X instead…”
“Remember when you... (point out a minor shortfall that happened ages ago to dampen your spirits)”
It’s like they take some kind of joy in sucking the life out of you when you’re excited about something new. A new project, new job, new relationship.
“Do you really think you can do this?” they say.
Or the worst one goes like,
“Sure, that’s great. Good for you.” (read: I see you’re excited, but I don’t think you’re capable enough to follow through. I don’t want to cause any issues by bringing it up so I’ll just agree and change the subject.)
You know what I want to say to these people?
Because every. Single. Time. you questioned my skills, my abilities, or what I was capable of?
It unleashed a superpower.
A sense of determination that only doubt could create.
A superpower that started with the thought ‘Underestimate me, that’ll be fun.”
And after that, you bet I smashed every single challenge I took on.
I wasn’t supposed to build a non-profit organisation that raised millions of dollars for women and girls (and is still going today).
Underestimate me, that’ll be fun.
I wasn’t supposed to raise $10,000 to launch this bangle company - oh, and then I raised $25,000 in 3 weeks just for good measure.
Underestimate me, that’ll be fun.
I definitely wasn’t supposed to survive an incurable illness and 3 year saga of leaving abusive relationships, families and losses.
And yet, I did.
In spite of every single person that doubted me.
So now I can say quite proudly, Underestimate Me, That’ll Be Fun.
‘Cause the ones that said ‘you can’t’ or ‘you won’t’ are the ones who are scared that you will.
Stick it to them and repeat after me:
Underestimate Me, That’ll Be Fun.
And then show them what you’re made of.
- silver bangles are made from polished stainless steel
- rose gold bangles are made from stainless steel with super high quality rose gold electroplating
- very hard wearing but please avoid chlorine (pools)
- made to be worn all the time - don't save them for a special occasion!
- 100% hypoallergenic, and nickel & lead free.
- one size fits most
- 63.7mm diameter when closed
- the clasp style bangle eliminates the need for you to base your sizing on your hand. It can be stretched out to fit over wrists instead, woo!