Heyy!! One of my favorite quotes is my mind is a raging torrent flooded with rivulets of thought. Deep quote right? That’s that college degree talking lol. A phrase my mom always liked to say was ” time brings about a change.” I believed her but as I grew older I wonder….Does it?
This year like the rest of us, I will be one year older and its around that time that I think about choices I’ve made, if I have any regrets, or even some things I want to do in my new birth year. Am i the only one that does that? Yes a new year starts in January but for me it starts in June. One year older, hopefully another year wiser. When I was a kid, I wanted to be like Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. One of my favorite songs is Dreamlover by Mariah Carey. It got to the point where my friends would turn the song off because they didn’t want me to sing it. That’s mean right?
Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey were beautiful and me I didn’t feel that way at all. Check out this picture of me in high school, I definitely didn’t feel like those beautiful people I was talking about. I said earlier that I think about different things I want to do, regrets and all that. I also think of what I’ve learned and what I wish I knew when I was younger. I’m learning now that everything is perfect but here are some things I wish I knew.
1. Love myself- I know this can be easy but when I learned to love myself, I mean truly. My quirks, my weirdness, my beauty and my humor to name a few. Loving yourself has to do with loving all of your faults so to speak and still knowing you are wonderful just the way you are
2. Find your voice- I wanted to be like everyone else to the point where I didn’t know who I was. What’s my voice? Don’t spend so much time agreeing with others and you don’t know how you really feel about it. Know your own mind and follow it.
3. No more comparing- I mentioned that I wanted to be Whitney Houston when I was a kid. But what’s wrong with being me. Guess what? I can’t sing like Whitney but I can sing like me. I actually have a beautiful voice and I love to sing. When we compare ourselves we are cheating ourselves and others from walking in their own truths.
What are some things you wish you knew when you were younger?? Now I’m walking in my truth, are there things I want to change? Yes. I’m wanting to change my weight but if I don’t then I’m still beautiful. Walk in your truth and don’t forget to take up space. If people say you are too much,maybe they think of themselves too small.