It's always YOU.
It’s always YOU.
Today, whether the work is getting out of bed, eating a meal, doing something that scares you or tackling a boatload of admin work that sucks your soul dry 🙋🏻♀️, it all starts with ourselves. It starts with that simple, yet incredibly difficult task of saying - yes I can or at least, yes I will try.
This is the truth of all things we do. WE must do the work and therein lies the light.
I spent years wishing this wasn’t the case. I wanted the answer to be a body type, a relationship, a medication or someone else believing in me to propel me forward. Those years were all dark and all consumed by a desire - a desperate plea for a solution outside myself.
Society and the healthcare system didn’t help. They both made me believe the solution lay beyond my borders.
Kate, this will be the medication that saves you.
Kate, this diet is the answer.
Kate, if you could just get a boyfriend.
But they were wrong and taught me to be wrong in my thinking as well.
I now know the truth.
Working on me - on seeing myself, on accepting myself, on growing myself and above all, in believing in myself - that is the only way.
It’s a hard truth to accept - that in the hardship of life - the only answer is more work. But that work is where the joy lies. That work is the only way to set ourselves free.
So on this chilly Tuesday, as I walk my dog at 4 degrees because I know the walk gives way to continuous self efficacy for the rest of my day, I say:
Here’s to the work, the mess, the pain and most of all, the beauty it makes in its wake.
Tag your soul friend who could use a little love to get his or her fight on today 💜👇
And know, as always, I’m sending mine as well.
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