My favorite celebrities, mentors, and role models are special to me because they are genuine. I appreciate authenticity so much, and as I work my way through learning how to blog, I am learning that the best way for me to reach you is to give you my true, honest voice, as well as my story.
I have been telling you all how important it is to protect your energy, yet I have not been protecting my own energy lately. I am currently in a season of growth right now and I am being stripped of material possessions as well as layers of my old self. All of this is making me such a stronger person, I understand that, and I am so grateful for these life changes. I am learning which aspects of my life value should be placed on and it is quite a beautiful journey.
However, from the outside looking in, it can easily appear that my life is in shambles. Tuesday morning my car was broken into and a couple pairs of sneakers were stolen. When I called someone dear to me to tell them what happened, they projected their negative view of the situation on to me. Mind you, I wasn’t even mad about the sneakers being stolen because I probably left my trunk open. But I was in a vulnerable state, and so I, being in that vulnerable state, reacted uncontrollably. I spent the entire evening Tuesday night crying my eyes out. After seeking comfort from a close friend who knew nothing of the situation, I was left feeling even emptier.
Right then and there I realized that I had given complete control of my emotions to other people. I was not protecting my own energy. I had to hang up the phone and get myself together. The lesson in this experience was to not allow other people’s insecurities to drive you. Hold yourself dear to you at all times and protect you first. Do not feel obligated to share your story with everyone because it is very possible that people will not understand. Sometimes we all fall short, sometimes we fail and sometimes we disappoint ourselves. IT IS OKAY! I promise, it is okay! Get back up, get back on track, get back on schedule. Whenever you fall, catch yourself and put yourself back on your feet! Do not be defeated and decide to wallow in your sadness. It will only leave you feeling drained.
Sometimes we all fall short, sometimes we fail and sometimes we disappoint ourselves. IT IS OKAY! I promise, it is okay! Get back up, get back on track, get back on schedule. Whenever you fall, catch yourself and put yourself back on your feet! Do not be defeated and wallow in your sadness. It will only leave you feeling drained.
I hope this helps anyone going through their own journey. Look to yourself for the answers because God is within. Seek God before you depend on others to give you comfort. Thank you to my best friends who always know exactly what to say to me to keep me grounded. You will never know how much that means to me. I love you forever for that. You remind me who I am even when I forget. Thank you.
With unconditional love, JoShá ❤