In life, we go through many stages. When I flip through old journals and stare at past pictures, I can envision all the memories. I’ve felt and continue to feel many things as we all do. I know what it’s like to feel lost. I know what it’s like to try your best and fail. I know what it’s like to be vulnerable. To give your heart to love and end up disappointed. I know what loneliness feels like. I know what it feels like to find your eyes exhausted from crying. To find yourself questioning why God didn’t answer your prayers.
I also know what it feels like to feel joy. To feel contentment. To feel hopeful. To feel as though God is smiling on you because you’re making your way. From the bad times and the good times, there are some truths that I’ve learned and continue to learn that I’d like the women to know.
You should let yourself cry
It’s okay to not feel strong
It’s okay to admit you don’t know
Sometimes you’ll fail and that’s alright
Sometimes you need to be alone
The people who care about you don’t need to be chased
Having enough love for yourself changes your perception on life
Being close to others requires a certain level of vulnerability
Complaining about yourself does not lead to change
Your thoughts put you in either a state of freedom or imprisonment
You allow what you feel you deserve in life
Your perception of your life creates your life