These are words I never want to utter again.
No good thought follows ‘supposed to.’
Some supposed to’s I’ve thought lately are...
We were supposed to be further ahead in life.
I was supposed to be more successful by now.
I’m supposed to know more scripture.
I’m supposed to work harder.
I’m supposed to try more hobbies.
I’m supposed to read more.
I’m supposed to be more confident.
We’re supposed to take more trips.
I’m supposed to cook and clean more.
I’m not supposed to eat so much.
I’m supposed to lift heavier weights.
I’m supposed to be skinnier.
I’m supposed to do my hair more.
I’m not supposed to feel this (sad, alone, mad, misfit, scared, hurt, confused, uncertain, clueless, weak, ugly, annoyed...)
We’re supposed to have it all figured out with six figure incomes, a four bedroom house we own, and babies on the way. That’s what people in their late 20s do, right?
We’re weird for not doing the conventional thing...we’re not supposed to be weird.
Supposed to? Who says??
I’m supposed to be exactly who I am, with the traits I possess and the community I engage in. No less, no more.
Supposed to is a comparison trap that ensnares us in worry, dissatisfaction and shame.
I’m throwing “supposed to” out of my language and if your feelin’ it you can too ️ - 14 hours ago