One of my favorites quotes I wrote in my journal is "I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do" by brene brown.
In order to be who we desire to be in the world and work so hard to become, we need to actively claim and own our story.
I always hid my story cause I thought people would judge it. Judge what I did and how I acted. Thought they wouldn't understand.
One of the many reasons why I started this instagram was to not only meet people who would have the same interests as me, but I just wanted to be understood.
The more I got into this, the more my story has come out. And I realized that my story has not only helped, but inspired some people.
I, now, embrace my story. I embraced the painful parts. I embrace my shame, my anger, my poor choices, my feelings of not feeling enough or loved. I embraced my past.
It is easy to focus on what we did "wrong" or we obsess about one thing and think that defines us.
When we step away from allowing the past to define our present or our future, it loses its power over us.
Once you embrace your story, I promise you, the healing process will follow.
So befriend your story and you shadows. We can't change what happened, we just have to move forward. It is the start of loving ALL of the chapters of your life like your hard work, accomplishments, and just tiny moments of laughter.
The process of loving who you are is constant. Each day is a different day.
I have forgiven myself and sharing my story has allowed me to accept how I am, what I did, and reminded my that I'm worth the effort. And so are you 🙌🏻
Just some #goodvibes
on this Saturday from the stoop I never left 😛 have a great day lovelies💓