I let myself overdo it yesterday and today I’m feeling it more. I wanted to outdo myself. I wanted to show myself I was still making progress.
It’s amazing how much I got done and by late afternoon, I was struggling physically which put a damper on my my mental and emotional health.
Time and time again, I’m reminded that my effort was measured by someone else’s expectations. I figured if I could push myself hard enough, I could be the person I’m expected to be.
Nevermind that mind fuck.
Today, I’ve been reflecting on my accomplishments in recent weeks. I keep reminding myself that I am enough and all I can do is as much as I can do.
An amazingly kind woman gifted a book of quotes she handwrote for someone I know. It was given to me to help me through my battles. I found certain quotes stood out to me more than others in this moment of reflection.
Here’s just a few of those quotes:
Stop hating yourself for everything you aren't. Start loving yourself for everything you are!
In life, it’s important to know when to stop arguing with people and simply let them be wrong.
Some people come in your life as blessings, others come in your life as lessons.
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.
The only way to win with a toxic person is to not play. Leave their playground.
You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.
Don’t let anyone treat you like free salsa. You are cheese dip, baby! You are cheese dip!
It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters.
A person becomes ten times attractive not by their looks, but by their acts of kindness, love, respect, honesty, and the loyalty they show.
It’s never about the size of your circle, it’s about the loyalty that’s in it.
Without rain nothing grows. Learn to embrace the storms.
Little by little, day by day, what is meant for you will find its way.
We can't always choose the music life plays us, but we can choose how we dance to it.