‘When I found myself, nobody could take me from me. That’s a good feeling to have.’ - @alexelle 💫
It took me being raw, vulnerable and honest to make the biggest shifts in my mind. To realise that I was ok as I am. To realise people respect you a hell of a lot more if your authentic with them. It took me losing people I thought would be in my life forever, but also meeting some incredible people who I now couldn’t imagine life without.
It took me standing in front of everyone, as I am, showing my truth, showing my struggles, my chaos and my fears. Showing what really sets my soul on fire, my passions and my dreams.
Turns out, I don’t have to change myself to be accepted.
Finding the second photo (swipe right) which is only from about a year and a half ago, made me feel sad and happy all at once.
Sad for being the girl who was desperate to hide away. Desperate to be anyone but myself.
But happy for the women who now, knows the truth.
I don’t need to wear a half wig, dye my hair dark, fake tan everyday and wear fake nails to be liked. There’s absolutely NOTHING wrong with doing those things.. but It is just not me at all.
I was doing it to be accepted.
To be liked.
To be seen as anyone other than myself.
But finally , I have realised that I don’t need to hide who I really am. Pretending to like things I don’t or love things I can’t stand. I’ve learnt that there’s so much more to me than my auburn curly hair.
So here I am, raw, real and whole. I have irrational fears, annoying habits, and heck of a lot of learning to do.
But I promise myself, I will never try and be someone other than me again. ❤️
📷- @afrofilmviewer 🙏🏽
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Только сегодня до меня дошло, что я совсем не чувствую новогоднего настроения😞 Сапожник без сапог классический. Работа, заказы. Круговорот дел. Много тут таких?