It’s so simple to say ‘Never mind what people say, ignore them ‘til they fade away”, but some ties are harder to break
I have a very close family member who never spares a moment to tell me how awfully dark my skin is. How fat I am and how I should be losing weight. At times they class me into the “mess” of a generation I was born into. They go on about how mediocre we are and how we’re too forward or abuse our freedom (misinterpreted confidence really). So many WOWS!
I have grown strong and yet some words still hit harder than Mayweather.
You shame me for not loving myself enough and then turn around and tell me I’m overly confident?
Perhaps it’s not me that’s flawed, but your vision. In fact, it actually is.
People expect you to fight battles with yourself every day and then come out and have to wrestle their backhanded comments too.
People should just drop their two cents off where it has been requested and no, that isn’t here.
I’m trying to get you to dig a little deeper here. Find out where you’re at with yourself and how much you allow other people’s comments to affect you. It’s so easy to tell someone, “No, don’t take it to heart” or “No offense”, but the fact of the matter is that some words cut deep into the pits of our hearts, and echo each time we have to face ourselves in the mirror.
I’m at a point in my life where I’m so unapologetic for who I am. Riding down my own lane and there’s no traffic here. I’m making moves and making sure that I always look out for number 1, myself.
No longer am I afraid to be me. I have an intense passion to live fully. I’m no longer apologizing for those fierce stretch marks that make their way to my heart. I sit comfortably and let my “fat rolls” come out to play. I allow my darkness to ooze out and glow right up in the sun.
I’ve learned to strip myself all the way down and come up a better me, there’s nothing you could possibly say to me about me that I haven’t already gone to war with myself about.
I’m the freest I’ve ever been, and that’s not even the half of it.
Self-love birthed a gem, happy looks so good on me.