‼️DISCLAIMER: LONG, HONEST POST AHEAD‼️
I’ve always been a fierce advocate for living an honest life free of reservations because seriously, fuck everything and anyone who has an opinion about the way I want to live my life. As my mom always says “as long as you’re not hurting someone else by living your truth, live the FUCK out of it ✨; who cares what people will have to say? They’re going to talk anyway, so you might as well give them something interesting to talk about 🤷🏻♀️”. But my current truth is that I have recently been living in fear. I’m not sure of what or where it has come from, but it has been here, and it has been very present for a while, and it’s been affecting my life in every aspect imaginable. 💭
Let’s face it; nobody is a fan of negative emotions. We don’t like seeing them, hearing them, talking about them, and least of all... feeling them. Acknowledging them. Living them. But you see, I truly believe that that is the key to living through and learning from emotions such as fear. To recognize its presence, to allow yourself to feel it, and most importantly, to allow yourself to let. It. Go. and move forward.
I wanted to make this post today simply to publicly call myself out on my bullshit. Y’all, I post all my highlights on here (as we all do, because that’s what Instagram is for, right?) but seldom do we ever allow ourselves to recognize anything other than how “amazing and beautiful everything is, because #blessed
🙏”. 🙄 Now don’t get me wrong; everything is beautiful and amazing. Just not in the highlight reel sense. More in the “this is life because we’re fucking human, and damn, our existence alone is a beautiful thing, so of course there HAVE to be some shitty parts to help us truly appreciate the good.” Face your fears, y’all. Even if you have to do it shitting your pants, just do it. As one of my favorite quotes says “freedom lies on the other side of fear”. Set yourself free. - on things I’ve learned recently
Whew! That was a doozy! Pouring my heart out over here. Please, if you can relate to this, feel free to shoot me a DM or leave a 💜 in the comments below. We’re all human. Fallible and flawed. And it’s ok. ❤️