Last night, I was at a bachelor-viewing party where a girl opened up about some struggles she was having. I thought to myself, well, I had a panic attack on my way here because I was anxious about how people would perceive me (& my husband & our baby). But, I remained silently listening.
It struck me pretty hard.
I know we have all heard that,
WE ALL HAVE TRIALS
But, this cut me deep.
I realized that I cared more about strangers’ opinions of me than actually living a good life.
I used to not care what people thought of me. Honestly, I had more fun during this time in my life than any other.
I found myself comparing at every turn. Comparing even stupid things that don’t even matter..
Today, after what I realized last night, I woke up different.
I realized I am free. I don’t need to impress anyone. I don’t need to care about staying silent on social media. I don’t have to care what other people think.
People who want to be your friends, will still be your friends.
People don’t like YES MEN.
People pleasers don’t always please themselves.
Heavenly Father loves you if you are a size 00 or a size 14.
There is so much good in the world & YOU can do so much good in the world!
So, hopefully you can let something go that holds you back.
It could be a toxic relationship, to stop taking yourself so seriously, or even sacrificing time to make time for some self-care.
There is a place where “troubles melt like lemon drops”.
There is a place for you over the rainbow.
There is so much in me, there is so much in YOU.
LIVE A LIFE YOU LOVE.