Future👏🏾Strong👏🏾Woman👏🏾 I turned on the camera and she went into major tough girl mode trying to beat me up 😂 - she did sneak a kiss in at the end though (swipe to see) My only goal as a mom is to unconditionally encourage and support her to do anything and everything she dreams 💕
What do you think is more powerful: looking like you have your shit together or totally owning that you don’t and it’s okay? - @evolvingoutloud
I was depressed and battled it silently for years. I painted a smile on my face and convinced everybody that I had my life together when I was falling apart on the inside. I was surrounded by friends and yet I felt completely alone. I didn’t feel as though people understood me or cared enough about me. I thought focusing my attention on being a people pleaser would make my problems go away. That filling up others cups would somehow overflow into my own.
I tried to avoid facing my demons. My subconscious was working overtime to keep my past traumas hidden. This backfired more than anything. I found myself having dreams or flashbacks throughout the day. And then I heard a piece of advice.
Don’t skip the struggle. That is where character is built. That is how growth happens.
These flashbacks were happening for a reason and I deciding to explore them further. This was how I started to heal. And let me tell you, healing isn’t magical or pretty. Real healing is hard and emotionally draining. But at the end of a storm, there’s the calm.
Learning to love yourself regardless of flaws, fears and insecurities is something everyone should do. Find the root cause, acknowledge its existence and appreciate that that moment of hardship had a purpose.
You have a choice: let the hardships burn you or rise from the ashes. I chose resilience. I choose to share my journey to create human connection so I could help others completely shift their mindset the way I have. I was a victim, now I’m a survivor. In more ways than you know 💕 #mentalhealthawareness#selflove#selfcare