My entire life I’ve been told to compromise on who I am and what I want.
When I was sexually assaulted, I needed to be less flirty so it didn’t happen again.
When I decided to divorce my ex-husband, I needed to be less selfish so I wouldn’t mess up his life plan.
When I celebrated getting a promotion, I needed to be more humble so others around me didn’t feel inadequate.
The old me used to listen to that bullshit.
The old me shied away from being too promiscuous in fear of others getting the wrong idea.
The old me became submissive to what my ex-husband wanted so I wouldn’t be a burden to him.
The old me silenced myself and downplayed my accomplishments so I wouldn’t come across as cocky.
Better to fit in than to cause a scene, right?
All my life I have been shaped by refusing to compromise on who I am and what I want.
I refuse to accept “normal” or “good enough.”
I don’t define myself by the circumstances of my past.
I live true.
I trust my intuition.
I LOVE myself and my life.
And, I refuse to apologize for it.
When you look at your life, are listening to other people’s opinions about who you should be and what you should want instead of your own?
Do you hold back on being 100% you for fear of not being accepted?
Are you compromising on the person you were put on this earth to be?
Because here’s the truth:
There is no right way to live.
You do not have to compromise.
You can have it all.
The question isn’t whether or not people will have opinions about you. You can guarantee they will.
The question is:
Will you allow someone else’s idea of who you are/what you should want keep you from who you were put on this planet to be?