𝐈𝐟 𝐢𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧, 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐨𝐨𝐫.
I’m guilty of trying to force those doors open. Trying to fit in to a box that wasn’t mine to be in.
I was driven by the constant need to fit in. Be included. Be LIKED. Fitting myself into a mold that just wasn’t me.
It was almost exactly a year ago when I decided to say “YES” to myself.
The real me- not the me that I thought I should be, or the one others wanted me to be.
Did I wake up one day and suddenly not care what others thought?
Of course not.
I still struggle with that. Everyday. But what I did do was decide that MY opinion mattered more than anyone else’s.
Do I like who I am? Am I being true to myself? Am I happy? Are my actions affecting my loved ones?
Those are the questions that I constantly ask myself, especially when I find myself feeling less than or knocking on those doors that aren’t mine.
The last year I’ve found out more about myself and embraced my truth more than ever before. It’s been quite a year, and I’m so proud of my growth.
My only regret?
𝘕𝘰𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘳.