I’ve recently come to a point in my life where my
give-a-damn is undoubtedly busted, and to be honest I couldn’t be happier…there’s something to be said for proudly being who you are, with zero exceptions. The feeling of the weight being lifted off your shoulders is almost instantaneous when you allow yourself to just live your truth. I am a people pleaser and always have been but in the past I allowed it to be a detriment to the person I truly was. I tried to fit myself into a mould that I thought would be accepted by my peers, and what I didn’t realize at the time was that I was creating a life not for myself, but for others. I continued to fall into this pattern until one day I decided to stop. I decided to be authentically myself in all it’s silly and ridiculous glory because seriously, we have one shot at this life…why base it around the opinions and judgments of others. Yes, judgment will always be a constant in life, it’s inevitable, but it doesn’t have to be something we project our energy into. I firmly believe that when you can accept that you may not be everyone’s cup of tea, nor can you please everyone, life becomes loads more peaceful.
It is never too late to change the trajectory of your life if you aren’t content with where it’s headed. Do not succumb to excuses that can only hold you back such as age, feelings of inadequacy or fear. I no longer want to dread getting older, or feel afraid to fail, because it does not serve me and only creates toxic thoughts to potentially lose sleep over…ain’t nobody got time for that! Positivity is a mindset I’ve chosen to keep because there are things in life that we simply have no power over and cannot change, and I don’t see a purpose in fighting it.
Be proud of the person you are that you have worked so hard to become, flaws and all – because who would we be without em! I am proud of my strong-willed but soft heart, because it is a result of experiences I have endured throughout my life. Some may have seemed impossibly difficult to cope with at the time, but I think I knew in these moments that one day I would understand why they happened. Quite often I hear people say everything happens for a reason, I used to hear this statement and shake my head thinking how easy it is to utter these words but how much truth could there really be to it?? But now I can honestly say that it makes so much sense to me. With every hardship your strength is put to the test, and each time I’m tested I realize how much more resilient I become. We need hiccups every once in a while to remind ourselves that life can’t always be ideal and to keep on swimming. 🙂
“The things that excite you are not random, they are connected to your purpose. Follow them.”