These last few weeks have sucker punched me a couple of times. I’ve been knocked down, I’ve been thrown off-balance.
But I didn’t realize quite how much until today. I took stock of little things that I have done lately that are a bit off character. Took notice of my Spotify playlist for the past few weeks. And realized, I needed to do some reevaluating.
With every single thing that has knocked me down, I realized that there was someone looking at me with their own expectations and ideas of who I was. They thought they knew me. Knew who I was and what I was about.
And every single one of them was wrong.
Somehow, because of those sucker punches I started seeing their reflections of me instead of viewing myself from the inside out.
I have always been unapologetically me. I don’t know how to be anyone else. I’ve always been more of an on the fringes type of person because of that, but I like the fringes. They suit me. If you start to dig into who I really am, you will find a contradiction at every turn.
Yes, I love makeup, clothes, jewelry, shoes. I love being pretty and feminine. But I’m down right scrappy when I need to be. I’m a Mama Lioness. I’m a unicorn in wolf’s clothing.
So I had a serious talk with myself today. Reminded myself that I’m a fighter. I’m made of steel. I am stronger than anyone gives me credit for and all of those people looking at me misunderstood, misjudged, and underestimated me. I am not who you think I am. I am who I KNOW I am.
So I’m picking myself back up, wiping the blood from my lip, and am back in fighting stance ready for anything life has to throw at me.
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