It hurts and we may not see it now but things will unfold gradually. You will become much stronger and wiser because of it. Sometimes, we were placed in their lives to serve a purpose too. To shed some light, love and compassion. The choices that we made back then were based on how we felt given the circumstances and knowledge we had. People will leave and hurt us but it shouldn't change who we are on the inside. Despite the fact that you were hurt, you were a blessing in someone's life.
"Real girls are never perfect. And perfect girls are never real."
After reading a thought provoking article in the @guardian on young females quest for perfection, this quote 🔝 really strung a cord. Let's do what we can to stop obsessive comparison, especially to totally unrealistic "celebs" and encourage self-love ❤️, positivity and support instead 🙏🏻. As a personal trainer it's something I'm super passionate about and is the basis of my approach with all my clients #thoughtoftheday
Good friends are loyal. They don't put you down or drag senseless negativity into your life. They don't lie or forget to pay the bill 90% of the time. They ask you how you are and truly mean it because they genuinely care-- not everything is about them.
I know exactly who I am. I know exactly where I'm going in life and who I want in my life for the long run. I've been through some rough tribulations to get where I am. I'm not here to entertain. I will not allow anyone to belittle me into their manipulations.
Sometimes our messiness scares us. Sometimes the shadows and the truth can be terrifying to look at. Sometimes challenging times feel hard to look at in a positive light. While I am all about having a growth mindset, that doesn't necessarily mean ignoring any of the more undesirable feelings that come up. It's shit when you are in it, I appreciate that and will never tell you to 'suck it up' or put a positive spin on it, BUT, I will tell you that as I begin to get comfortable with the discomfort of my shadows and messy truth, the more I am open to the lessons and guidance it brings. And with the learning comes gratitude. Not always for the situation itself, but for the things it teaches me about myself. More on this topic over on my website journal if you are curious. 💜