I’m tired of playing small.
I’m tired of being afraid to speak my truth.
I’m tired of playing it safe to remain ‘normal’ to others as opposed to being the extraordinary young woman I know myself to be who is anything but ‘normal’.
Last, I feel worn-out from constantly censoring my words to what is acceptable and approvable by the majority, instead of fully expressing my truth.
It’s really incredible the amount of energy it takes to shrink yourself, fit in, and dim your own light.
How many times do we betray our true self in favor for the approval of the world?
How many times do we try to fit the cookie cutter mold?
Why does it take so much courage to be authentic?
What I've found is that it’s exhausting to conform and fit the status quo when you feel this superabundance of energy bursting from within yourself driving you to express your fullest capacity of what you fully are. To become fully what you are, and to let go of what your not.
Then one day you reach the point where it becomes more painful to remain in the safe comfort zone of ‘normal’, where you no longer have a choice but to break and expand.
Eventually, it takes more energy to suppress yourself then it does to break open.
Here’s to the breaking open…when the time is right…and allowing for what is emerging to come to life. Goodbye mediocrity, approval, and conformity…you served a purpose, and I have realized I've outgrown the need to feel safe at the expense of denying my truth.