Note to Self

I’ve got plenty of great pictures and adventures to catch you up on, dear reader, really I do, but right now, I have something important I’d like to get off my chest…

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Note to Self

It’s time to put down that rock you’ve been holding –
the one painted in self-deprecation,
the one that deflects any and all compliments
and shields you from accepting praise.

Your history is steeped in dysfunction.
Deal with it.
Own it.
Go tell it on a fucking mountain
so you never have to feel like it’s
some secret to keep hidden
ever again.

Don’t let the demons you face down
overshadow your pursuit of new happiness.
Keep moving forward.

You’ve crossed the chasm.
Accept it.
Own it.
You belong where you are
just as much as the next person.
You are no lesser a being than they
and you have no one to apologize to
waving from the rear-view mirror.

Stop pretending and cling tight
to that false confidence you muster.
The only one not already buying it
is you.

Throw off the bowlines.
Uncover the true colors.
Let the flag fly.
Whatever mantra gets you through.

No more competing, comparing and self-criticizing yourself
into a shallow echo of the person screaming to come out.

No more standing on the sands of insecurity.
The waves of confidence call.
So your cup runneth over?
It’s high-time you try swimming.

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Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a stone to deliver to the depths of Lake Michigan.

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6 thoughts on “Note to Self

  1. Just what i needed to read. Exactly in time.

    • jcee3 says:

      So glad! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Love finding the common threads ❤ People (women in particular IMO) need to hear, feel, accept, and express positive sentiment more often. Both those of us back-filling a void, and those of us just venturing out.

  2. Courtney says:

    🙂 I love your blog!!!!

  3. Heather says:

    You scream it, Lady! Enjoy the splash as the stone sinks and the waters clear 🙂

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