You are strong because of your mindset. Don’t ever doubt it.
The weak will try to tear you down with words and they hurt. There are times when the words hurt more than the physical or sexual abuse especially from those you care about. You are resilient and beautiful. Strive to take care of yourself even when you feel the darkness overwhelming you. Whatever vices you have to numb the pain, know they are brief. Who are you kidding?
The food tastes good for a few bites but you feel like shit afterwards. Those glasses of wine are just what you needed after a long day but you’re affected by the brain fog and energy drain. The drugs, whether legal or not, take you on a mental vacation but you have to come back to your every day world at some point. Those clothes look great, the bags are cute, and the shoes make you feel invincible but the debt is a constant reminder of the battles within. Do you fall into one of these categories? All of them?
When they call you pathetic, break out your shield. If you’re told that you are delusional because you won’t meet their unrealistic demands or you refuse to live life as they prescribe, put on your stilettos and stroll in the opposite direction. I recently heard that one should be a bucket filler, not a bucket dipper. Have people walk away from you feeling good about themselves. It was such a simple light bulb phrase.
When one is healing from pain or heartache, sometimes the best thing you can do is stop talking and take action. Get to the gym, go for a run, take a stroll at the museum. Put things on pause and reflect. Getting healthy is part of the recovery journey. If the people who surround you aren’t willing to cheer you on, let them go IMMEDIATELY!
Find the lesson in all that occurs. Learn from it and understand that you are on the way to being your authentic self.
Now that’s dripping sexy…