So I have a secret… it’s not unique to me as we all do it in some capacity IRL (in real life) or OL (online). We all present our best most authentic self to the limit of our comfort zone.
It’s about the light we have within us and the inner strengths and desires we have to make the best decision skills as possible with our very tight timeline of how long and bright of a light that will shine upon us during our short stay on this planet called earth.
While I try to be as transparent as a high-grade museum quality piece of glass, I will own my reality and say that I’m more of a Waterford vase kinda girl. I have dimensions and parts of me that never see the light of day as it’s hidden by flowers that I’ve intentionally placed as a shield around the things that make me.
On this note, I want to call a quick reality check for anyone that reads this and believes that my life “perfect” as it far from that word that means it’s kittens and sunshine; all day, every day.
If anything, my life is chaos and most days I’m shocked to make it to the end of it with enough time to “rest” and do it all over again.
I sometimes rely on my shower, my closet, and even my husband. But I feel as though the reality of my life can’t be washed away down the drain with sweat from my workout class. Just as my hiding zone isn’t Neverland and inner peace can’t be found in another soul.
Inner peace isn’t negotiable, it’s mandatory for mental health.
It feeds your mind, heart, spirit, and soul. If one element of it slips, you’ll lose it… it being marriage, friendship, or even a career.
If something, someone, or some situation doesn’t healthy for you, you have to make like Taylor Swift and shake that right off with Drake to follow; “Energy” is my go-to gumption driven jam.
You have to be around people and places that build you, not break you.
Challenges will present themselves in both but that’s where your facets gain depth and make you stronger and thicker than anything you’ve ever seen before because it’s happening to you live in living color.
Remember this, you ate not a basic vase, you’re a beautiful and fragile item that deserves TLC and I don’t meanthe television network, I believe in tender love and care.
Honor yourself by being exactly who you are and stop looking for anything or anyone to save you, you’re not a damsel in distress, you’re your own savior.
So save yourself and start first by recognizing your own light. If it’s not lit, you can’t light anyone else’s.