on the journey
to loving yourself
you will reach
what feels like
an impassable obstacle
one where you’ll be asked
to let go of the need
to be loved by others
that you are deserving
Y’all I felt this quote in my bones when I came across it today. Let’s be real here this photo-total repost from my other gram- bc ima MESS today. Ain’t tryna break my new phone with the puffy eyes and a clogged nose selfie. Plus I felt strong and confident when i took this, and sometimes we all need that pick me up for ourselves.
I’ve made it well known I’m going through some changes. I don’t wanna paint some fake idea that it’s all weights and rainbows and sunshine bc I spout off affirmations and give advice on positive psychy. The truth is I’m goin through some heavy shit and one of the main things it’s made me realize is the just how much of my love for my self has always been measured by the love I received from others. I grew accustomed to accepting so little love from someone else, I absolutely began to believe it was simply bc I was undeserving of love.
I’ve hit that obstacle. And some days I Beyoncé my way right passed it. Full on “ladies leave your man at home,” “ima survivor,” “to the left, to the left,” sashay through the room.
....but days like today...shit is consuming. I’ve had several women reach out to me lately on this topic and I felt compelled to share that feelin like shit is ok. 🤷🏼♀️ I’m RIGHT THERE WITH YOU. we’re allowed to have those moments of negativity and ugly girl crying. This journey that WE’RE on ain’t easy. Cry that shit out then take a deep breath and remember how strong you truly are. Your are enough, YOU ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH.
Still learning to trust that all that I am is deserving of all of the love. Moments like today take a lil more convincing. But one day at a time ima get there, as will you mama. 😘