EMBRACE WHO YOU ARE

embrace who you are by kalejunkie

EMBRACE WHO YOU ARE

THINGS I’VE BEEN CALLED IN MY LIFE:

aggressive⠀
bitchy⠀
reactive⠀
too serious⠀
too honest⠀
short tempered⠀
moody⠀
unlovable ⠀

photo by Katie Rain

REALITY:⠀
i have been all of these things at some point; sometimes I still am. but it’s me, and over time I’ve learned to be proud of who i am—the good, the bad, and the ugly. because at the end of the day, it feels good to speak my truth; to stand firm in my convictions; and to not let anyone take advantage of me.⠀

We live in a society that tries to tell us—ESPECIALLY WOMEN—that these character traits are unattractive and off putting; that women should be soft spoken, quiet, people pleasers, and fall in line. And as a result, we are always trying to change who we are to make others happy. at our own expense. ⠀

As we enter a new year, how about we just do just one thing — embrace EXACTLY who we are. sure, sometimes it’s hard, but living your truth and living AUTHENTICALLY is LIBERATING AF. Some will like it, others won’t. Those aren’t your people.