Yesterday was one of those days!
Yikes. It was a rough one.
On top of being a woman and at times hormonal, I just couldn't bring myself to love the girl who was feeling so sad.
I woke up with a giant pit in my stomach and did my best to soothe and mend it, but sometimes you can't meditate, stretch, breathe, and exercise your pain away. Sometimes you just need to feel it. And feeling it is fucking hard sometimes.
I'm a writer who loves to write about emotions, their tenderness and ability to teach us infinite lessons. I understand that vulnerability is the essence of my work, yet when anxiety abruptly wakes me from sleep, I want to run and hide from it. I'm afraid to face it. I don't care to understand why it's visiting me in the early morning hours.
I love to write openly and honestly about my experiences to not only shed light on our shared struggles, but to normalize the highs and lows that we endure on a daily basis. I think it's important to let others know that they're not alone in their hardships - even if that hardship is simply not feeling like yourself some days.
It's also important to remember that we're all doing the very best we can and our best is going to look different from one day to the next. And that's 𝒐𝒌𝒂𝒚. No one ever said life was supposed to be easy. If we've learned anything from the human journey, it's that being human is kind of fucking hard. Not all of the time, of course, but sometimes it can just feel too tiring to keep moving forward.
So, my point of this post today is to remind you that you are beautiful 𝒆𝒙𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒍𝒚 as you are.
If you're anxious, love your anxiousness. If you're lazy, love the part of you that desires rest. If you're distracted, embrace your long for play. If you're sad, be gentle with your heartache. If you feel broken, remember that you're eternally whole. And if you're just having a rough day, just know there's always a new day tomorrow, and with each new day brings a whole new you.
Sending you love, x.