Women. We’re unique creatures.
We desire a picture perfect outfit sometimes to the point we actually put ourselves through physical pain and that leads to mental anguish … And for what? To have a perfect silhouette without any bulge in any area on our body under the dress that fits like a glove.
Funny thing about gloves though, they’re meant to keep us warm, not make us feel extra slim and sleek.
Under the Spanx and waist trainers we have our skeletal system that’s covered with muscle, skin, and fat. We all have it. We’re just not all comfortable about confessing the layers that are below the surface.
Speaking of layers … What else are you holding in?
What are you afraid to show others? Why are you scared to let the real you shine?
When did we decide that “faking it till we make it” is a better mentality over drudging through the current situation to gain strength from sharing our voice and story to inspire other women. If a higher power exists in your life, isn’t this where they catch you? Mine does.
The drudging experience sharing is what shapes history. History is made when we use our voice to connect with others. When we watch someone go through a difficult experience and to observe their perseverance is one of the most important forms of educating ourselves on this complicated journey we call life.
Everyone on earth has a difficult time with something at one point or another. If it weren’t for the camaraderie of sharing the struggle and the outcome, we wouldn’t make it. The destitute of loneliness would feel crippling. How would we ever survive if we didn’t share the experience and what we learned about ourselves as we healed?
The wall we’d build to keep all of the sad or bad things out would eventually turn into a prison where our voices would fall on to the ground instead of the ears of the people that love us.
Sure you can see something once and believe it to be true but the things that are under the shape makers and surface small talk is where vulnerability lives.
Let it breathe. Let your soul breathe.
The perfect picture you desire is just that … It captures a well constructed image for brief second in time. Vulnerability only happens when we let our guard down and show-up as we are. Life isn’t a stage. It’s raw, scary, gritty, lovely, twisted, magnificent, depressing, inspiring, and so much more.
I just want to live it before my expiration date.
This is what I keep within. What about you?