this morning, i was feeling rejected, tired, inadequate .. & i was questioning a lot of things about myself bc i’m human & these things happen .. i really wanted to just skip the day, stay in bed, & retreat from the world. instead, i forced myself to get up, get to class .. & then i came home & did a sexy, body-positivity photoshoot with my roommate to remind myself how awesome i am. self-love is a choice & it isn’t always easy. ❤️ #loveyourself#loveoneanother#lovelife
thanks for including me in your community @halfthestory ❤️ #vulnerabilityisstrength#repost#lovelife ・・・
In the past few years, I’ve started to open up about the struggles I faced from growing up in the spotlight as a child actor. A lot of my story has been about my sexuality and often I didn’t want it to be. As I’ve come to accept who I am, this has become an easier burden to carry but the psychological effects still show up in unsuspecting ways.
What’s interesting is that despite all I’ve revealed and shared, there’s still more to the story. The voice of shame in my head has been called out but it’s still there and I face it every, single day. For half of my existence, life was like a constant reality show for me. I evaluated everything I said or did to decide whether it would advance me to the next round of social survival. This means that every part of me was based on what I thought was acceptable to others. That kind of thinking doesn’t just go away. Loving yourself is a full time commitment and anyone who says otherwise is clearly out of touch with themselves. It is safe to say that 50% of my mentality is unfortunately still focused on changing the story that I used to spend 100% of the time telling myself. I’m still very much a victim to who I was as I discover and put forth who I am. Every day, I work hard to make sure the rest of my story is about living truthfully. But to disregard half the story, would be anything but truthful.
As an artist, acting and songwriting have been excellent therapists to me as they’ve allowed me to reveal my authentic self and connect with others by doing so. I’ve come to see how universally detrimental a lack of strong self-esteem can be and I’ve decided to dedicate my career to helping others recognize their self-worth. I’m now an I.C.F. certified Life Coach and I very much enjoy partnering up with my clients towards a beautiful and healthy relationship with themselves. Together, we are building up our confidence and tearing down everything that we built up in its place over the years.
just 2 years ago today was the 1st time i ever shared my original music in concert & this week i released my 1st ever studio album .. WUT!? i’m so grateful to be able to say i’m pursuing music full time - & w/ such a beautiful network of talented musicians & friends. i’m very proud of all we’ve accomplished in such a short time. #StageTwo is out now! 👏🏻☺️🎶❤️ #brianfaldutoandfriends
1 summer of hard work + 7 songs + 7 stories + 10 talented artists + 15 years of dreaming + 0 more days spent believing i can’t = 1 studio album that i am immensely proud of & so excited to share with you all ☺️❤️🎶 #StageTwo is out now .. listen, download, SHARE! 🙏🏻