Spent my lazy Sunday reflecting on week one of Niyama New Year with a bit of backyard flow. ———————————————————————————
I am surprised at how these past 7 days have unfolded. What started off as a shift towards a vegan diet became so much more than I could have imagined. Creating discipline in this way has given me the opportunity to rediscover my power of CHOICE. It’s easy to believe that I am a victim to the habits and the lifestyle I have created, but practicing saying ‘no’ to the smallest of things this week has allowed me to take back some control - to question my decisions in a way that feels safe. I have definitely experienced the spectrum of self-doubt and insecurity, but I am moving through it and I’m pretty stoked.
I was also able to open up to some pretty amazing women in my life this week (💕 @islandmercy @altheavail @rachelcrabtree), and am so grateful for all of the advice, pep-talks, encouragement, tough love and love love I have received. I am learning that I do not need to define myself - vegan, not vegan, yogi, non-drinker, party girl - and I own the choice to do whatever I want. I don’t need to compare myself to others or limit myself by trying to live within a label. Nothing is wrong, nothing is right, and there are no ultimatums I need to make with myself. I am allowed to change and grow in whatever way is right for ME. ———————————————————————————
Today I am feeling such immense freedom and slowly shedding the fear of self-exploration. 🙌🏽
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