I was going to share this just on my story, but then I realized there’s so much more I wanted to say about this photo than what I could fit. 🤪
I am so comfortable in just being me, and the older I get, the less I feel the need to be dependent on anyone but myself. Anyone who knows me can attest that I’ve been pretty independent my whole life, and I haven’t really given much attention to other people’s opinions in regards to myself. I AM FLAT OUT WEIRD. I laugh at my own jokes (frequently followed by a snort). I often have a speech impediment. I have random dance offs by myself in the car. I can be obnoxious 🗣and sometimes unapologetically so. I write myself love notes♥️. And I yearn for love but I’ll be the first to say I want kids but not a husband because they’re too much work. 🙅🏻♀️ Point is, through all my weirdness that I’m sure many find to be unattractive or even “friend-zone” worthy, I HAVE LITERALLY FALLEN IN LOVE WITH MYSELF.
Strange right? I thought so too! I’m 22 years old though and every day I surprise myself, push myself to new limits, do something that scares me, I learn something new about myself. I feel like writing an appreciation post ABOUT ME. I aspire to be MYSELF.
THATS GOALS YOU GUYS, to be able to wake up and say “I wanna be like me”. I wish I could say it took years to get here, but baby I was born this way. I’ve never molded myself to be someone I’m not. It hasn’t all been rainbows 🌈and ☀️ sunshine though. I’ve felt friendless, lonely, uncared for, like I’m the ugly friend, I’ve even felt unworthy, but somehow the inner me picks herself up and reminds me “YOU GOT THIS”
You never know what’s going on underneath the surface.
You don’t know the strength it takes for some people to seem so stable.
The struggle, the history that is etched in the foundation of the place we each stand in.
Be kind. ⠀
Be of service. ⠀
Help when you can. ⠀
Love always. ⠀
Choose peace over pain. ⠀
Choose service over selfishness. ⠀
Be the strength and support you wish you had when you needed it. ⠀
Photo by @lifeinanimage ⠀