Never apologize for being who you are. For being the person, you have always wanted to be. For being someone, you are proud of. If others tell you or act as if what you are doing isn’t something they condone, they shouldn’t be in your life in the first place.
We are who we are. Changing should always be done for your benefit… Not for anyone else. Find what makes you happy, what makes you whole and what thrusts you forward into the life you wish to obtain.
Those people you are trying to please may not always be around. But you know who will always be around…. You.
This world will make you feel as if you have to be someone else to succeed or to flourish. It will chew you up and spit you back out again without a second thought. The hard part is to push through those barriers… through the stereotypes… through the wants and needs of others and find your own path.
You may be thinking to yourself,
“but Kayla, I have found my own path.”
If that’s true, that’s wonderful. However, I would challenge you to take a long hard look at the path you have chosen and be 100% honest with yourself. Are all the choices you made ones that you wanted? Or are they what society or the people around you made you think were what you wanted.
You see, we can feel like our choices are our own, even when they are not. We can feel like we have moved forward on a path that is directly from our wants and needs when the reality could be that it was chosen for us. With what we see, learn, hear and experience… we tend to flow on the rollercoaster of life in the direction it moves us. Similar to tubing down a river.
You have to force yourself to break the molds. Sit down and write out all of the things you wish to do, become and experience. Does your current life fall into those goals?
Have you reached an area of the world you feel like you should have by now in your life?
If the answer is no, then it’s time to make changes. It’s time for you, me… us to take control of our lives and break the cycle.
Sure, we may run into hurdles, we may fail a couple of times… but if we keep pushing. If we keep improving and we keep striving for what we want. One day, we will get there.
We will get there.
🧡Shine Bright, Kayla