Real Talk: I Am A Work In Progress
Shoutout to Jenna Kutcher for always keeping it real. Okay. My turn to be real. It makes me uncomfortable, but here we are. Because guess what? I'm guessing I'm not alone in this. So, here we go.
I always struggle with feeling like I need to wait to talk about something until I've overcome it. "What if I fail?" "I don't want people to see me fail!" "Everything needs to be perfect before I put myself out there." "I don't want to look weak." I constantly find myself wanting to hide under the veil of social media to try to make my life look awesome.
We see it all the time. People only talking about the good stuff on social media- overcoming things, reaching goals and just all around kicking booty in life, which is awesome. But here's how my silly brain works: I feel like I am working on a million things but I don't have a whole lot to show for it just yet, so that means I'm a failure. "Why can't I get to the place she is?" "I just wish I could have myself together like them."
I compare myself to strangers on the internet.
So, here we are. This isn't a post where I tell you how I overcame this thing, or tell you how you can overcome it. Because I'm in the middle of it. Working through it. Trying to give myself grace.
So, why am writing this? Because, we need to know that it's okay to be a work in progress. And its okay to talk about it. And its okay to fail. Its okay to give yourself grace. Its okay to show other people you are imperfect. Its okay to sometimes not be okay. Its okay.
Take a deep breath, and hold tight to the truth that you are enough. In your imperfections. In your failures. In your seasons of riding the struggle bus in life. You. Are. Enough.