Inspired by @juleshough post about feeling her emotions and it reminded of something I wrote back in April. Time to share 💕
We spend so much time being tough because we can. We spend so much time just pushing for more, because... well we can. We talk a lot about being strong, powerful women and we use quotes about how Queens don’t need Kings to rule. Now, You know me, i love all of that, heck I say scream it from the mountain top... WOMEN RULE!!! However, I think we can forget that we are human, and we need to allow ourselves to be beautifully, and at times painfully affected by ... life. I think that for some of us, the idea of vulnerability is terrifying. I know it is or at least “was” for me.
Recently(ish) came that moment for me when I decided ignoring and denying wasnt working so it was time to actually feel it. Tbh It was more like.. “Fine.. I surrender let’s do this”. Lol. However, I didn’t expect what came next... I found total freedom in allowing myself to cry, be honest with myself and my feelings, admit what hurts, admit to myself that maybe I’m not as invincible as Wonder Woman, and yes, sometimes shit really gets to me. I’ll be real, It took me a good minute to be ok with this revelation. Even as a kid (my Mum will tell you this), my favorite response was “it’s all good”. Didn’t matter what it was, how much it hurt, or what I felt... I was always.. all good. Lol, yah...🤦🏻♀️ I know now that It’s not always “all good”, and that’s ok. In denying how we really feel, in just trying to be tough and put it away... be unaffected, We are preventing ourselves from healing, growing and ACTUALLY BEING “all good”. Go figure lol.
There is an incredible author that I want you all to know about, @brenebrown She has a collection of must read books, one is “The Power of Vulnerability” if reading isn’t your thing then you can watch her vulnerability ted talk on YouTube. It’s a game changer ♥️ I think it’s so important we understand that being Wonder Woman doesn’t mean that we don’t feel vulnerable. It’s actually the opposite, it’s what we feel and how we grow that gives us our super powers & opens up the gateway to happiness, peace and fulfillment 💋