Have you ever stopped and taken a look back at that little girl or boy you used to be and asked them is there anything they still need?
“Strip away all of the unnecessary distractions and get down to the essential pieces of you. Clear space for your breath and your freedom to exist at your most basic level. Bask in your birthright!”
“It’s not necessary to get others to agree with you, what’s important is to stay open while you finesse your growth through leveraging all conflict as opportunities.”
I promise myself, as hard as it will be not to want to embrace the next imperfect being and love them — I will love myself more.
Although you don’t know who these women are and they may be faceless to you: remember they exist. They are here in our community where you least expect them. They are successful, they are pretty, they are athletic, they are smart, they are EVERYWHERE and they wear masks.
There’s no happy ending in waiting for some magic love story to bring passion, joy and belonging to your life. Learn to love your being today and every day.
There is no sense in maintaining injustice & inequality when what we mean is the variance between observed subjects. Or rather, let’s not breed contempt for our differences, but celebrate & synergize them as complimentary. Nor must our similarities catalyze competition & conflict.
I am reclaiming my place as a force to be reckoned with because I know the alternative won’t get me where my path potentially leads.