(I know my Friday posts are usually filthy but I have a Guest Post for you today. My introduction for this piece is brief because her words blew me away. It resonates with me so strongly not only because I know the author’s story, but also because I relate to how the judgment of others withholds our true selves. Please enjoy this profound post from #0328.)
Peel off the layers. Know who you are. Stand in your truth.
What does that mean? Until my early 20s, I was told what to do, how to do it, what to feel, and how to feel. Everything I was taught followed me many years after. I had thick layers of others’ beliefs on me that I didn’t believe in and some I couldn’t even understand. None of it represented me and what I believed in.
When I became uncomfortable and unhappy, I started peeling back the layers. I wanted to know how it felt to be me. I NEEDED to know how it felt to be me. Let me tell you… it was the most amazing feeling. I was FREE!
Why hadn’t I done it sooner?
FEAR… it’s a bitch and will keep you frozen as long as you allow it.
One of those layers kept me blind and it was the last one holding on to me. It kept me from feeling and being open to who I was.
Once I let it go, I felt like I was floating and I’ve never been happier.
That’s where she comes in. I found the woman of my dreams and she’s everything I thought she would be plus more. Part of me is upset for waiting so long due to fear of what the world would think… the other part of me says it was in perfect timing. I was ready and so was she.
I’ve peeled off layers, I know who I am, and I’m standing in MY truth. None of it was easy but it’s the best decision I’ve made for myself in a long time.
Know who you are.
Be accepting of who you are.
LOVE WHO YOU ARE.
Stand in YOUR truth. Do it for you.
Unlearn. Be you. Be you. Be FREE.
Weekend Soundtrack: The Internet – Girl