Updated: May 2, 2019
You know what? Yesterday I was having one of those days. One where everything gave me anxiety, my pulse wouldn't slow, thoughts soften, tummy aflutter, I felt like I was running a marathon in my body when sitting perfectly still – and dammit if nothing felt right, or seemed to be enough.
But that thinking, those feelings, the mood I couldn't seem to shake – it was just so wrong. Because the fact of the matter was: I could handle it. I am strong. I am capable. And I AM enough. More than enough – I am amazing. And this will pass.
It’s hard to think of ourselves as amazing sometimes – hard to name ourselves worthy of the word. And often, we don’t want to believe it or show it for fear of coming off as full of ourselves. But that is just so backwards. The fact of the matter is: by exemplifying self-love and presenting your true self to the world, you are not only inviting so much positivity to enter your life, you are demonstrating to both others and yourself how important being authentic can be.
Don’t lie to yourself. You’re a f’cking rockstar.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with asserting and being true to yourself – and most importantly: realizing that by being that person, the life you wish to manifest will follow in suit. Allow the light in. Fight for it. Because I promise you, once you begin believing in yourself, the world will look different in the best way. And so will you. I’m not saying this will be easy, but I’m certainly saying it will be worth it.
So hear me when I say that you are amazing.
YOU – YES YOU.
You just are. By existing in this world, you are an absolutely incredible miracle worthy of all of the best that life has to offer us. Think about it. Think of where you came from – and I don’t mean your origin story, I mean the origin of life. Whatever you believe, we can agree that we all came from somewhere – and if that isn’t miraculous, I don’t know what is.
I’ll leave you with this: don’t let anyone tell you that you are anything less than a miracle – ESPECIALLY yourself. We can so truly be our own worst enemies and until we start seeing ourselves for the beautiful, unique, capable, creative, courageous, tenacious, confident, and incredibly strong humans that we are capable of being, we simply cannot live a full life. You only get one. Look at yourself from the perspective of a friend. What do they see?
If you need to hear it, here it is: it is more than okay for you to love yourself – IT IS NECESSARY.
Don’t feel guilty over it. Feel prideful.
I struggled to get through the day yesterday, and there were moments that I felt I just couldn't handle.
But I sure did.
And so can you.
Together, we can.
Let’s keep telling ourselves that. Today, let’s not just try to get through the day, let’s do our best to show some of our “true” selves; let’s take charge, and let’s make it ours.
Thank you for being YOU.