You are constantly trying to be as self-aware as possible, even if that means addressing things about yourself that you don’t like or that you feel insecure about.
You don’t get me yet
you get to chase me
and court me
I am not going to simply just lay down
like a prize.
As the harsh whispers of my anxiety melded into a shout, constantly pelting my mind with criticism, I nearly obeyed my mind’s taunts, mistaking my anxiety’s voice for my own.
There is a danger that if we let too much logic take the wheel, suddenly we find ourselves spending years in a job that was only supposed to be a ‘stepping stone’ because it’s good money and it’s funding the end goal.
Look at the world as if you’re writing a novel and you’re desperate to make it feel human – notice the little details in the objects surrounding you, notice the little quirks in your coworkers and your spouse and the barista you see two days a week
Care about stuff. It’s so much cooler and less exhausting than trying to be casual.
If today is the worst day of your life, if this is the worst you’ve ever felt about yourself, remember that the worst does not exist without the best.
Like most kids, I grew up believing that being myself was a dangerous and stupid choice.
Can’t you see? You are more than enough. You are loved. You matter. Remember who you are and be who you’ve always dreamed of being.