Can we stop the bullshit here?
Can we stop pretending we are too cool to be in pain?
Can we stop behaving like the trauma we experienced in life didn’t leave us wounded?
Can we stop pushing our emotional anguish aside because we are too shameful to acknowledge something is wrong?
What is being achieved with all this denial?
Perfection does not exist. Everyone has their faults. Everyone.
What do you gain by pretending otherwise? Look at where you are at the moment.
Are you proud?
Do you want to be the person you are at this VERY moment, for the rest of your life?
If not, you’ve got a lot of soul searching to do. You’ve got to admit to a lot of truths that may agonize you.
So take a good look at yourself. Not your car. Not your paycheck.
Moving forward isn’t about your financial status. It’s about being genuine with yourself. It’s about telling yourself the shit you don’t want to hear about who you are and confronting it.
Take a good look at the mirror. Is this it? Is this the level of maturity you’re satisfied with?
Can you look at your reflection and tell yourself that? Look into your own eyes and tell yourself that shit without cringing.
Do you really want to be the same person, living in the identical cycle you were exposed to as a child? Do you really want to be THIS person at the age of 40? 50? 60?
Listen. I’m not perfect. Far from it.
I see a therapist 4 times a month. My sessions are not easy.
I admit things about myself that I’m ashamed of. I confess to actions I’m not proud of.
I sit there and listen to feedback that I can’t bear to hear because it hurts too much.
Because I WANT to be better. I want to outgrow the bullshit. This is important for me. I want to be a better mom. I want to be a better spouse. I want to be a better person. I want to live a fulfilled life.
I don’t want to find myself in the same dysfunctional cycle a lot of you like to pretend doesn’t exist by the time my hair is gray and I’m menopausal.
I don’t want my child inheriting all the negative characteristics I developed in life because that’s how I CHOSE to raise him.
So… stop it.
Enough with the pride bullshit. Enough.
Love yourself enough to be honest with yourself.
It will initially sting.
I promise you, you won’t die from confronting your demons and putting them to rest.
You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain.