So my nearest and dearest who have been on this journey with me know that I've worked hard to get to this point where I finally am accepting of who I am. Last summer I took my first solo trip. Its a minor step for some but was a major deal for me. It marked the start of my journey to break the box that I had found myself in. Life had quite literally kicked every ounce of confidence out of me duriing my early twenties. If you googled "imposter syndrome" you would find a picture of me. I second guessed every decision I made. I didn't think that I was smart enough, fit enough, pretty enough, holy enough, big enough, small enough.... My self-deprecation was becoming exhausting not only for me but also for those who love me the most. Travelling has changed my life. I came back from my trip feeling like an actual boss. I was proud of me. I was proud of what I had achieved by myself. It caused me to reach in and find the remnants of my former confident teenage self. I was ENOUGH after all. So I've been working hard on trying to really shift my mindset. Meditation and prayer has got me to this point as well as just learning to protect myself better from toxic vibes and being more firm with my barriers. What I share on the gram is a tiny overspill of this background work. So at 28, I'm learning to love me. Yes it's a bit late in the game but hey. The main thing I've learned is to refuse to accept any lies that I or anyone else tries to speak over me. Accept correction and direction from those that love you and people who are already reaching goals that you aspire to. Not every energy is for you. Not everyone is going to be ssuporting your #glowup but shine on anyway Sis ️. When they ask you who do you think you are, tell them anything you want to be! Protect your peace at all costs its invaluable. Thank you @thefatfunnyone for being so beautifully transparent with your own journey. You have certainly inspired a movement.
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