Authenticity isn’t just about the parts that are appealing to others. They’re also the parts that are uniquely ours that are goofy, silly and straight up weird. Love yourself because of these traits too. It’s so easy to get caught up in what others will think. But their thoughts are none of your business so let your freak flag fly.
How many times do you try to explain your actions or thoughts to someone only to have it challenged or invalidated my someone else? You don’t need to get anyone to “understand.” As long as you have your own back, that’s all that matters.
I do this by not writing a long caption tonight 😉
It’s okay to feel a lot of emotion at once. Sometimes you feel good and in the same breath you feel somber. Let it all be okay and know that things will get better.
I’m a chronic people pleaser. And this year I had a revelation. People pleasing doesn’t help anyone. I thought I was protecting people. I thought I was protecting myself. But people pleasing will not bring you to your most authentic self and life so let that shit go.
It’s time to own your full self. The good, the bad, all of it. Because who’s to say what’s good and what’s bad?