It’s funny because as I sit and think of self-acceptance many things come to mind. Over the years I’ve had to find my way and myself. Growing up in a military family, I always felt out of place. I always seemed to arrive at a new base and be missing out. My peers had their groups, and I never quite fit in. I always thought it was because I arrived too late. Continue reading “The Journey of Self-Acceptance”
Today’s post comes from Lauren, a lawyer from Sydney who is currently taking a break from law. Thank you, Lauren, for sharing your story with us ❤
I was sitting at my desk in my little cupboard office on the morning I published my article Why your worst fears are nothing to be afraid of. How did I have the audacity to I speak about conquering fear when it was the catalyst to my emptiness? Fear was eating me from the inside out. I had no right to even suggest that someone should leave the job that paralyzes them when that’s exactly what I couldn’t do.
You’d think being yourself would be the easiest thing in the world. Yet for so many years I struggled to know who I was. After those awkward teenage years of wanting to fit in yet be an individual came those early adulthood years. I got married pretty young and it wasn’t long before I lost my sense of self. Honestly, I’m not sure I had ever really found it up until that point.
The more I embrace myself, the less I worry about what others think. Not in the arrogant “I don’t care” kind of way but in the secure “what others think doesn’t bother me” kind of way. Continue reading “Acceptance & Authenticity”
For the better part of my life, I felt like I didn’t quite fit in. Today, I realized how grateful I am for being myself. For loving and embracing who I am, and feeling comfortable for being myself without doubts or apologizes. Continue reading “Authenticity”
Growing up I remember having this incredible confidence. Not cockiness but just feeling really good about being myself. I liked who I was, what I stood for, and I was comfortable being myself in every aspect. As time went on and I went from adolescent to young woman, I became more self-conscious. I compared myself to others and started feeling inadequate. I started to falter in who I was and started becoming a version of myself that I didn’t recognize.